Existentialpony- Agreed, that is our big thing forward and even in the contact with both reins. He just put hind shoes on him and I can see that it's making a huge helpful difference for him to be able to really push off and track up.
I have been off the forum for a little bit due to having to go into the ER again but am okay.
Yesterday I got to cool him out after his training ride.
He has had three more rides since last posting, really doing much better.
I so so happy. He has settled into the work with my trainer. She is able to be much softer with him. Softer, smoother, more fluid as a team. Very very fun to watch. He gets so proud of himself when he gets it right.
Lacy123. Yes she is half halting, they maybe big dramtic ones. But what he is doing is diving down, pulling all his weight onto his forehand. This horse is very very lazy and we are training him to become a rear engine horse,lift his chest,rock his weight back, lift his tummy and track up and forward.
The reason we are not letting the reins out and letting him stretch into it is because that is what we will do later when his weight is more rocked back...he takes full adavantage and pulls, looses balance now if we do that.
I wish I had video from yesterday's ride...it was amazing from his first training ride to yesterday...honestly I could see how happy and how proud he was when he got it right. full leg yeild steps, great spiraling outta canter from a 10 meter trot/walk circle.
Trantions that where so right there....histummywasup,his hind end was fully engaged,
His shoulders free and the steps up into trot and after where smooth from back to front. The trantions anciated from the hind leg and powered forward. So there was a steady relaxed poll, not BTV throughout the trantions or after.
He is going so much better off the inside leg....not 100% there yet but much more there then in the videos.
I hope all that makes sense, as I am just so happy all of that came out in a big rush, lol