I love my little man, he is a star.
He isn't in a huge amount of work. I ride him maybe 3-4 times a week, and the other days are a mix of lunging, free schooling or groundwork.
For his age, and fitness, he is a very very well behaved young horse. Maybe I just jinxed myself
Recently under saddle, we have been working on moving away from leg pressure. Anebel will tell you all, I had an awful habit of supporting him for every single step. It doesn't happen any more, and I just think walk, trot, canter and he does it. Very happy.
But recently, the little booger has decided he REALLY likes canter.
And all of a sudden, we will be on the long side, or on a serpentine.. and he will pop in to a lovely, rocking canter.
I haven't been able to speak to my trainer all that much recently, but she caught sight of him and was in stitches. Said lovely collected canter.. slightly above what we want from him!
Any tips to help? I can ask him for more long and low, and forward, or a slower working trot and he pops in to it whenever. As far as I am aware there is nothing I am doing to signal him in to it.
Teeth were done last month, saddle is recently fitted and back is super.
He is really, really enjoying his work.. maybe a bit too much