Well, got a good 30 mins worth of trotting today, but it seems like he's forgotten everything we've been working on lately grrr. I had him moving in a nice, balanced, and rhythmic trot but today was so sloppy. I had to do half halts almost every 6 or so strides. He also kept bringing his head up and tried to rush through his paces which is due to not being ridden for two weeks, he likes to tear around at a canter and gallop after a break but I wouldn't let him today.
Eventually though he did settle into a nice frame which we kept at for a little while before I got off, ended it on a good note and stuff. He was pretty well behaved considering there were some large trucks shifting dirt right near us, which he hates the sound of.
He's used to doing two hour sessions so I took it relatively easy on him today due to our little break. Tomorrow, weather and time permitting (I have the sneaking feeling I might get called into work) I'm going to take him out on the trails, and see if our usual galloping stretch is relatively dry. If it is I'll let him go for a bit so he can burn off some of the energy he's got.
If it's not, I'll bring him home and work on our down transitions, which we're always working on. They're usually pretty smooth but he can be a bit choppy and slack if he thinks he'll get away with it, especially walk - halt.
I did video today's session on my phone, but I'm not going to upload it. The film quality isn't very good but I'll be able to watch it and review it for myself. Not having an instructor can be difficult, I never know what I look like from the ground urgh.
I should probably get a new camera so that I can post decent vids for people to critique haha. One day.