His custom saddle arrived last month! Sadly, it's been so hot, we haven't been able to ride as much as I would like. I've only been able to get ONE lesson in over the last month or so since Zee was cleared and we got the new saddle. I still have a LOT of work to do on my position, but I'm finding the vertical more often, and my shoulder, hip, heel line has improved now that we have a saddle that is properly balanced on him. I'm still working on my arms. They're not stick straight in front of me anymore, but my elbows are still turning out a bit.
The old man is STILL his usual slow as molasses self. But, again, I am seeing some definate improvements in his carriage, off the front end and using his hind end more than before. We still have a LOOOONG way to go, but I'm happy with small and steady progress!