I am at a loss.
Teddy now needs a cough syrup, lots of workouts, clearing his lungs out - so we need canter.
After 20 minutes on the lunge in trot he is not getting softer or flexing inwards, bending slightly, he runs straight. Canter cue he ignores 2-4 times on average.. I have to pull him on a smaller circle and then he reacts, with trying to bolt off...
His canter is ALWAYS cross fired.. I do not want to encourage that, but its blooooooody hard to get him to canter even a single step correctly..
I don't want to tie him down in the correct bend and then ask. I cannot ride for 2 hours a day either, I will be totally worn out and useless after that.
I don't have a proper arena either. I don';t have hills anywhere near to use for balance work.
I have no idea how to work this all out, and he is not even mine, and even though his owner wants to see progress his attitude usually is "he does all I need him to do.. "
No he doesn't, or you don't care how unbalanced and **** your horse is at the moment..
Ok, I just called my trainer, and she will come over to my place to ride him.. hopefully explain how to work with him and what I can do.. but that's on Monday. Today is tuesday. I still got 5 days to try to work with him... grrr...
Sometimes he pisses me right off, as I know he can do things, but he pretends to be stupid and unable to work.. I guess I am missing a lot, and nobody apart from the trainer can help me at the moment..
He also really needs his massage to rule out any hindquarter problems, as the massager, when she was here, said he looks stiff on his hind end..
Grand is fine, still lame, but eats and is happy..