Last night I rode Remy, a big ole warmblood who ditched me when I rode him 6 months ago. Remy seems to have his ears back whenever someone is on him and he isn't cooperative until you convince him. He bucks when a new (to him) rider tries to get him to canter. So he gave me a buck in the middle of that fast bouncy no-I-will-not-canter trot but I managed to get my legs back on him and we cantered - both ways and all the way around the arena. It's another little milestone in my journey to competancy. Best birthday present I could have given myself.