Thought I'd post a couple of small videos of his canter work.( Apologies for the darkness our indoor isn't very well lit and a horse with dark legs on a dark surface isn't the best however you can get a bit of an idea of how he is going.)
My friend who competed him in dressage pre injury is riding him, she hasn't been on him for a few weeks so it was good to get her feedback and how he was feeling to her.
This is his 3rd schooling session since being allowed to include canter work. He's not cantered with a rider in over 5 months so we're pretty pleased with how he is looking. He now just needs the time to build the overall strength in the leg and his general fitness.
He is going through what I call his 'Kevin and Perry' stage, stroppy teenager! Lol although he is 7 I think he is quite immature, he is also very opinionated! We had a lesson on Thursday and the instructor put some small cavaletti's out, we were to trot through them. He thought he'd like to canter (easier) because I said 'No' he threw in a small buck and chased the instructor across the school!! It's never a 'get off my back' buck it's a 'tantrum' not getting his own way! Keeps it interesting anyway!!
We can hopefully carry on as we are doing. It's a shame we are into winter with the dark nights as it would be ideal to get a lot more hacking done but that for now is our weekend treat. I love this horse :) Flynn 1/12/12...... 5 months post injury - YouTube Flynn 1/12/12 - 5 months post injury - YouTube Posted via Mobile Device