So, today was rudie's best training session so far! A girl that my trainer has known for a long time came over to help. We bellied him, and even backed him! Then, he even started the trot when I asked just by voice command without hesitation! Next week, we are lunging him with tack on! I am so happy!
Yesterday when I went to see him, I started to feel a bond between us, and I knew he felt it too. No work done, but saw how he reacted to an exersise ball and I groomed him and put a little feather in his hair.
So, its been a while since I have updated, but to put you up to date, we are trotting while riding him in the saddle on the lunge line.
My trainer is taking a little brake, so I have to lunge him 'till then. I thought "hey, just going to be a quick lunge today, so I don't need to wear my gloves". Was I ever wrong! He acted out, and threw his head and bolted, and the lunge line slid out and cut my finger. After I caught him, I gave him a little prep-talk and tried again. He acted like he had forgotten everything. Oh well... guess every horse has a bad day.