Each ride is getting better and better. Today, again, Cinny was more like a pleasure horse. We trotted around for a while on a very loose rein, something I have NEVER been able to do with him. He stayed at a steady rhythm without getting rushing, just licking his lips and enjoying himself. We did a bit of haunches work, a little canter, a LOT of free walks in between each exercise. He listened, licked, chewed and was steadily obedient and relaxed for our whole ride.
When we were done he wanted to stretch his head down so I didn't tie him to untack. He just stood with his head stretched down, flicking is ears and licking.
I would say that today was the best ride I have EVER had wit him...and I mean EVER.
Here is a picture of him relaxed and chewing just before I took the bridle off. He used to look all stressed out after a ride, but now he's just chilling and watching my friend grain her horse. 2014-06-07 after ride.jpg