I finally got my boy to jog today! Usually, when asked for a trot, I get a full out extended racing trot. We have been working on slowing it down for a while now, and he was getting much better, but today it was like a switch flicked in his brain, and he realized exactly what I was asking. We managed to go around the whole arena in a nice flowing jog!! To be honest, I didn't think he would ever be able to jog so smoothly, as he naturally has a very choppy gait, but he sure proved me wrong today. It was so nice and relaxing.
Today was definitely the best ride ever! He was so responsive and seemed to know exactly what I wanted (instead of being a butthead like usual). Now I just have to think about what I did differently that caused him to react so well. I know I kept him on a tighter rein than usual, which he seemed to really like feeling the contact more so than when I have him on a loose rein. Time to sit down and really analyze what we did today so find out what made him so responsive and willing to work.
I'm just so happy with today's ride!!
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