So Zeus and I have had our ups and downs, and still do, but slowly (VERY slowly, ha ha) we're making progress. Right now I'm primarily riding him in his rubber d snaffle, but for lessons I ride him a 2-ring happy mouth bit. It gives me a little extra leverage, and under the supervision of my trainer I don't have to worry about cranking on him too much when I occasionally slip back into my bad habit of riding only with my hands.
We're working on one thing at a time and the first thing I've started to tackle is getting him to work off my inside leg and onto my outside rein. He's making a lot of progress with that and we practice leg yields, and should-in every ride to keep him that way. While his head carriage might not always be ideal at the moment, he's working more correctly then he was before, and that's definitely a start. I also still have many things I need to fix about myself, and we progress together, slowly, very slowly, but surely.
I set my camera on a fence post today to try and get a video of me riding. I'm going to edit it and post it up here asap, but in the meantime I did take some stills. I know they're hard to see but please do what you can.
And just because he's gorgeous.
Thanks in advance!