Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
He does get the spin when I go really slow (step by step) or from the ground, but when I try to make it more fluid, he falls apart. He also does not respond simply to my seat yet, but waits for me to use to rein to spin him.
He is also doing very well these days at keeping his head down and soft during the trot, but as seen in the video, he doesn't have it at the lope yet.
I guess all of this stuff will just improve with lots more practice and repetition. I just feel discouraged because we have already practiced so much. After he immediately picked up the fundamentals, I continued to practice, but he has not really seemed to improve much since that initial time.