Grand's workout - YouTube
This is a measly attempt to film how he can react to me, slow down, stop, and he does not immediately walk into my space, he waits to be asked to come in, or to continue out. First canter with saddle - YouTube
He does this nice, correct lead canter on his right side, which is blind. It is almost impossible to get correct canter on the left at the moment. However, I do not ask him to canter much, we still have a lot to work at before that.
Also, after filming I worked nice 10 minutes with him, both sides, all gaits, not allowing him to take advantage of my mistakes (could not turn him immediately when I had the camera on hand, could not make him respect my voice commands etc)
But he still is amazing
Not sure if I want to do anything with him today when it's drizzling outside, plus, the farrier might come today and do our hooves again!
Teddy got to walk yesterday! First, before that, we tried out our new saddling place! DSC_0742 (431x640).jpg
Which means, I can easily run and fetch something if I forgot, I can clean them easier (Grand sometimes turns with me when I try to go clean his bum
I find it a lot easier now with this fancy thing
And going to the forest, Teddy was again lazy to cross the road, but stood still for me to mount in the forest, walked nicely, responded to sideways yielding easy - I ask him to move from one side of the path to the other when there are trees coming in my face. He responded to asking for more impulsion in the back (the fact we are on trail does not mean we have to sleepwalk) and was overall very responsive and nice.. Grand saddle lunging - YouTube
Grand seriously cannot canter correct to the left, but in the end in trot he became super attentive to what I am doing. I know there was a risk of him coming in or something (not changing directions, because he wants to do that on the blind side..) I am just still not sure what I do with him today, do not want to overwork him, but he just barely heated up yesterday, no sweat, from 20 minute workout.