Very good day today.
I went out with higher goals than I ended up achieving. I wanted to do some trot work, but due to the weather I decided against it. The constant depressing rain has kept the horses in for two days. Therefore, he had baby brain and was a little stiff. So I got on bareback again. He was as calm as could be. Don't want to put words in his mouth, but he seemed to by enjoying himself. Very willing and interested. But heck, it I got a message everything I did something right I would be pretty willing as well. I think he was beginning to see riding as painful. It was putting too much stress on his joints. Now that we are working through that. I think he is starting to enjoy work again.
He did some amazing stretch work. I could not be more pleased with how relaxed and responsive he was. Makes me feel good that I am doing the right things with him. I did get some pictures. My friend had to take them so I will upload them the next couple day when she sends them to me.
Also, we took his christmas pictures :) I don't want to spoil anything. They are adorable though so check back.