I may just be overanalyzing this.. Max could just be having a bad week but just the past couple of rides on him I feel like he's been completely dead off of my right leg, just the right.
I've checked for pain, no pain. In theory he knows exactly what I am asking because he's 12 and has done it all his life.. And it wasn't like a build up thing because in the recent past he has been perfectly responsive and tracking well, but yesterday the only way I could get him to wake up and track underneath himself was if I increased pressure until digging into him or use the crop..otherwise if I let him have it his way he would have dove in and we'd be doing 7m circles.. Not cool.
Anyone had this happen out of the blue before? When I bring him down to a standstill and ask for the cue to move his haunches he's back to being perfectly light on the aid, but as soon as we are moving forward.. My leg actually cramped from working so hard yesterday. Little imp.
Thanks in advance guys!
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