So it's been a very interesting past months. After a bad fall on cement soon after he arrived, he was lame for a good month. Finally got a good chiro out, and we found his hip was rotated (she also pointed out a calcium deposit right beside the croup, probably due to overcompensation, which may or may not be permanent). So she managed to correct that and the very next day, he was no longer lame. (and has stayed not lame, except for the week before when he hit himself in the back leg and his pastern swelled a little...)
I tell you this so you know that his training has not really been smooth, especially since I dropped my previous coach in the beginning of July. (and I just found a great coach a couple of weeks ago, but due to her being super busy, have only had the one lesson so far... hopefully one this week...) So I've been on my own.
If anything, I'd say we've really got back on track with training a few weeks ago. So, knowing that timeline, I'm curious as to what you think of his progress (in pictures) so far??
From April, before his chiro:
From early June, probably a couple of weeks after chiro:
And another, not set up right, but the light hits him differently:
And another, from same day:
I think, in another couple of weeks, there'll be a far more visible change. These last couple of weeks he's just been so amazing. He's been really working his butt off for me. You can feel him REALLY lifting his back (which I had never quite felt so strongly in another horse before), and I don't think I can take the credit for that, he just seemed to switch 'on' a few weeks ago and he's been really working hard.
So! =) Advice, comments and critiques welcome!