That's good to hear, thanks! My new farrier is working miracles on him
. No soundness issues, thankfully. I've had several clinicians and instructors tell me I have "too soft" of hands, so one of my main focuses lately is to take up a firmer contact to give him something to stretch into.
We had a clinic last Friday, and I swear, he was like a drugged pony. It's the first time he's been in an indoor since October, and he Just. Hates. It. He gets so bored, so behind the leg, and has zero impulsion in the indoor. The clinician saw these photos and the video on Facebook and couldn't believe it was the same horse she saw last week!
We do still have some problems when he gets "stuck" where he tries to break into a canter, so he half-canters-half-trots to avoid work. I've tried posting through it, half halting, leg yielding through it, and just closing my hands and resisting with my seat, but nothing seems to work. Suggestions?