So Tuesday (yesterday) went out and saw my little man. Poor guy got attacked by the. It's in the two days I wasn't there :( his belly was swollen with adeima and bites from his wee wee to where you place the girth, luckily the swelling stopping right before that! I know he was bothers by it, I sprayed him with fly spray and put swat on his effected tummy area he didn't show any signs of discomfort when I lunged him or girthed him up.
Our ride wasn't near as fluid and relaxed at Saturday's but I feel I worked him through it and now have good understanding to what we need to work on. I took the suggestions so e of you gave me to help hi balance in the canter. Looked great on the lung line but to the right under saddle he locked his jaw and his hips where to the inner part of our circle and his back felt like one solid cement block so I didn't want to "fight" with his so grabbed a dressage whip to help him move his hind end over and keep his shoulder up. I would just give him a small tap and release when he moved correctly. I did some turns at the walk with the whip before just doing it in the canter. He was not happy with the whip but he settled. No buck, he had every chance to throw a buck in....but he just tossed his tail and lifted his hind end a bit. I just ignored it and kept going.
So I'm posting a video of how we ended our ride. He was so much softer to the left and stretched in the trot after. Talked to him really helps him..and me I think.
To the right was so much better then how we started out.
Any and all advice would be great. I need to keep working on myself. My arms need to become for bent but believe or not they where pretty relaxed. My heels need to come down more. Maybe bring my stirrups down a hole or two I have a lesson this weekend and will try to get video but I might not be able to too.