I thought I had desensitized her to about everything I could and now was the time to get on. J didn't film the first attempt but it was about identical to this second one.
This was followed by 98 more attempts with lots of circling until she would stand still again. I never got on but she did start standing still for me to get close to this position in the stirrups from both sides. Every step has been a struggle with this horse, she gives up nothing voluntarily. I've worked multiple times off a fence over top of her, with and without the saddle, even sitting all the way on her, but this was a slightly new position which apparently required her usual over reaction. We may end up in Lexington with a very well ground trained horse that someone else can take and ride.