Well done!! It's such a great feeling when everything finally clicks and they offer a new movement or new 'gear' with ease
With all of my work over the last fortnight on transitions transitions transitions - I thought I'd let him loose down the long side and see if we could maintain balance in the medium trot WITHOUT hanging onto my hands.
Wooooohoooooo my horsie has a new gear in there now! First time I've felt him really push off those hind legs, lift his wither and reach forward into the bridle, to maintain the medium for a whole long side! I don't think he's ready to start extended work yet, but if I keep getti g mediums of that quality it wo t be far off.
Had a little play of putting him into a working pirouette in canter on both reins - he hadn't forgotten how to do those. And some short counter canters and shallow loops.
Certainly can't complain about how he's working at the moment, but if I had to pick on something it's that he's not staying enough with my back still, so is tending to rush and bare down on my hands. But it's improving as he gets stronger and more confident.
I'm thinking about introducing him to some work over poles in the next couple of weeks, he is quite settled at this property so I feels after in introducing it now. Posted via Mobile Device