Hi all, so I would really like to work on getting my pony strong and flexible again, he is very tight ing the shoulder (trying to buldge out to the left alot) and his lower back is still pretty tight, he is a young green and very very sensitive horse I don't want to just throw him back into work and have him get worked up and his anxiety to come back (he was pretty hyped up and nervous at the first barn) now is lazy and relaxed but don't want to throw him off.
Here is what I plan on working on him with, keep in mind I don't feel he is ready to start cantering yet, not balanced enough or enough energy level to really work on anything besides forward into the canter.
*Transtions, walk halt, halt walk, walk trot and trot to walk
Right now that is really all I can think of. In my lesson on Friday my trainer had us start shoulder in and haunches in, this I wasn't getting at all.....neither was Oliver so it w very frustrating, I really felt he wasn't ready for that as his first ride back into real work. I love my trainer and respect h but I think she forgets Oliver is so green.
Maybe if someone on here could really explain both of these things and how to go about correctly doing them, ESP with a green horse. Am I right to think that's to much of an expectation for me to ask of him at this stage? Are there steps to get up to shoulder/hunches in.... So it's not like I'm just hitting him so thing so new and challenging. He just wasn't getting it what so ever, he would do a step or two but I real feel he had no clue what it was he was supposed to do....both at walk and trot.
Any suggestions and advice would be very much appreciated!