I rode him only at a walk today.... I can't believe how much fun I had just at the walk! I was trying to get him to soften and be more supple, so I was doing lots of circles, serpentines, figure eights, and leg yielding. He leg yielded to the right beautifully, but I had to push a lot harder going to the left. Usually going to the left is his good direction.... he did get a little better towards the end. He was reaching for the bit and stretching really low.. it was great! Hopefull we will be able to keep it together at the trot and canter, too.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me to get him more supple and bending? He is a 5 y/o TB with nothing but 6 months of race training and a few months of trails and then being a pasture puff. He is extremely quiet and really wants to please.