As a side note, Iv'e been working on my bareback riding with this horse and it's coming along so well! He's 16.2hh with a big, round trot but now I can sit it no problem and I feel perfectly in balance with him. I just keep telling myself to be loose and move with him and, as Karen Rohlf says, "Have forward thinking arms with your energy coming out through your core right between the horse's ears." That has really helped me because if I am not ready to commit to the trot, I will be left behind lol. So every time I tell myself to commit, and when I do man it's the best trot in the world! YAY!