Thanks Tinyliny. I already do let him warm up with his head, I don't ask for his head until we have done about 15 minutes of walk and trot on a looser rein so that he can stretch himself out :] As for the cantering, I try lol. I think it will be easier when I can ride him outside, he has more energy when he is outside of an arena, it is too rainy now though. He has no desire to canter fast and despite me pushing I rarely can even get a nice canter out of him haha. I shall definetely try though! Also as for the square thing, how would I go about that? I don't know how to make him turn on his hindquarters...if he even knows how lol.
I like that, dignified gentleman, it suits him. I thought about retiring him but he is still willing to work and loves to jump so I don't see a reason to despite many others telling me he is too old. He is perfectly healthy and sound.