Right, BlueSpark. I'm certainly not going to train him (or should I say, try) in advanced collection or anything like that, nor will I try to force him to move in a way that is too hard on him by any means. He is really, and I mean REALLY unbalanced and heavy on that forehand though and I would like him to know how to lighten up and shift his weight back at least for a few seconds if need be, you know? Just so we have that tool there if we need it. And if I can get his hind end and back strengthened up, it certainly won't hurt him. :)
I'm not expecting him to carry himself in a frame or collect for long periods of time though. I don't need him to, and I'm not going to battle his conformation to make him 'look pretty' or anything like that. If he can be more balanced, supple, and free in his motion under saddle though, that's what I'm aiming for.
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