Here are some more photos of Outlaw and me. So far I have only ridden 3 times due to the weather. Unfortunately he had 5 days off, but with a lil groundwork before saddling up today he did just wonderful. Yes, I did finally get me a helmet. I shortened the stirrups a notch like some said to, but now do you think they are too short?? Today we worked on disengaging the hindquarters. I rode him at a walk, trot, and canter. Took a lil help from my mom in the center of the roundpen to keep him moving...seems like he thinks he can get away with being lazy once in awhile.
He knows whoa on command. He also has figured out that nudging with my heels and kissing to him means to move forward. Should I be teaching him commands with groundwork such as using the word "trot" to trot, canter, etc. He does know "walk on" as well.
By the way he has such a smooth canter!! I can't wait till he will be ready to canter through the fields! I only did it for a few mins today though, wanted to end the session on a good note.