Not bad at all for his first time to ever LOPE a pattern being the 12th of this month.
Im super proud of him. This is my 1st colt that will be my personal horse I've broke to ride and done all of his training. And yes, the foundation I put on him was
Vertical and lateral flexion.
He's broke just the way I described in the "Whipping While Rating" thread.
He's not perfect yet..and he'll go this speed for awhile then he'll start being pushed and hauled to exhibitions to see where his times are compared to Open horses. He wont have alot of exhibitions to warm up to....we're trying to get his mindset for *possible* futurities and rodeos where he wont have or might not have an exhibition. So when he starts getting hauled he'll go in there this speed. If he messes up...its ok...work on it at home then go again :).
Just wanted to share my guy with ya'll!