I had a bit of fun this afternoon. I went out and lunged Sammy. He behaved himself even with Pepper loose in the paddock. He lunged like an old pro, I was very happy he is becoming more consistent with that.
I then jumped on bareback, he didn't try to move once which I am very happy about. I then was just walking around for a bit doing nothing much. I then had a little go at trotting. It was great he was doing more of a slow jog than his usual rushed, slightly bouncy trot. I was riding in circles and on the right I didn't lose my balance once and he stayed in a relatively good circle. I am very happy with how that went. When I turned in the other direction. He kept cutting into the circle and rushing a bit which put me off balance a bit. I didn't have to slow him down or grab onto the reins to regain my balance though which I am happy about. So I think I have improved. I worked on trotting a little more, then walked around some more. Afterwards I walked him around in a circle in both directions and he did it perfectly both ways without trying to cut in or being stiff, I was very happy with him with that. It feels like it has taken forever to achieve that but I am glad to see some improvement . I then let him walk around on a loose rein for awhile then got off. I am so happy after todays ride. Can't wait until next time. I got a couple of photos of Sammy afterwards. I also got a picture of little T-bone who was chewing and playing with Apache's tail and rug. He is lucky Apache seemed to be in a good mood and didn't kick him hehe.