I'm pretty sure she's fine with a short crop, but I'll have to try it and see! Lol I haven't used one in so long I don't even know what bothered her anymore. I don't think I anticipate anything, especially because that last ride I was confident she'd be fine with it since it had been such a long time. I definitely react poorly when she reacts poorly though, and I'm sure I get tense, and know I start getting handsy because she blows through my aids. I think I'll get some good rides in, then try the short crop and tackle the issue if it arises by making a point to carry it. I like the idea of both so I still have something to reinforce leg. I just feel I need some reinforcement, because I was being ignored by her at times during the clinic when we were really tackling yielding the inside hind, and I don't want my leg to start meaning less to her. Thanks ladies!!