Just filling ya'll in on Roger. If you just don't know him, I have been riding him for around nine months now. He likes to take off and is terrified of jumping. . I have been working on retraining him for a few months.
So basically the problems we have been working on are jumping fears and him taking off when he sees other horses. He still takes off with other horses so Im trying to keep him away from them. . We just try to stay out of the group.
I rode him once a few weeks ago in a lesson and he was great. No taking off, very cooperative. I have been working on doing cavaletties and poles with him and he was really nice over the poles.
I took a while off for the holiday, and finally rode him again Friday with a couple friends. He was very calm, slow, and laid back. We worked in the beginner ring over cavaletties and cantered up a hill some. He was soo good and at the end his downward transitions were fab!!
So yepp, really proud of him!! Oh, and if you guys want. . I would love some tips on how to introduce him back to jumping and how to work on his taking off.