I am so happy ^.^ If you wanted to know, this is going to be mainly a success thread :p So if you don't want to read, that's okay ;) I am really happy though!
Okay, so a little info on Cowboy. We've had him for about 3 months now. He is 4, and we are currently staying at 2', once a week if that, just so we can let his joints really be healthy. We do flatwork 4/5 times a week, and we'll jump on one of those. All he has done is good, broke flat and jump. And that's about all you can say.
But now? He is taking contact so well, actually collecting his canter, working off my legs really well ... and now he does flying changes!! We've been sort of working together on them - just practicing over jumps, poles, etc. I can do flyers on the school horses, but I just never knew how to teach him.
But we were just messing around the other day and voiala!!! We caught every single lead!! Ahhhh, so happy! So, so, SO happy!! We will be the only 2'ers at the show I'm going to doing flyers ^.^ (The show I'm refering to is usually pretty small, only about 6 people in 2', and most haven't practiced above that, and are riding bumbly school ponies :p)
If you read, you are a saint ... I just had to gloat to someone! And my other friend who owns is kind of having problems with her horse, so I didn't want to make her feel worse...