So after almost getting on top of the Roo problem, we have now hit another. Ulcers. Again. Key had a nasty reaction to a tick and her leg blew up like a balloon, which meant a trip to the vets. The vet convinced me that her ulcers wouldn't flare up if she had ulcer medication in conjunction with Bute. They were wrong. So now we have gone waaaaay back to square one. Lots of long and low and trying to convince her that her tummy doesn't hurt, so she doesn't need to buck when she canters.
Rhett on the other hand, has found a work ethic! Must be all the fitness/conditioning work that we've been doing. There's even a go button, and it works without having to get after him! It is very exciting We are working on getting the shoulder in, travers and renvers buttons established properly. Also having a bit of a play with lengthening stride in trot. So far he he's trying to do what I ask by lifting his knees higher. Silly Friesian.