I had a couple days off from riding just due to being busy. But I got to ride today!
Nav was quite fresh, I could tell he was excited the moment I got on. Wanted to take him up to the arena and work on turning off the seat/legs/outside rein in a semi enclosed area. Really wish we had a fenced in arena as I think that would have helped. I tried the exercise where I keep my outside rein on a steady contact, and extremely slacken my inside rein, using my legs to keep the bend and keep him going... it did not work. Once Nav lost contact on the inside, he started bending outside on the shorter rein. I couldn't get him to go in a circle and could barely get him to turn at the end of the arena... He is so dependent on the inside rein, it is discouraging. He did better when I kept some contact with the inside rein but pushed it forward a lot to give slack.
I did some canter today and he did alright, though left is still hollow.
Overall it wasn't an awful ride, he actually had some really nice trot moments when I didn't completely lose the inside contact, and he did very nicely on the trot grid. Near the end of the ride I decided to do some no stirrups. It went well! Was able to do a lap of posting trot without stirrups around the arena both directions, and did some nice sitting trot. Nav responded very well to the sitting trot, he stretched down and lifted nicely.
I suppose there's always something good inspite of the bad parts of a ride! :P