Cannot complain though, the last few rides have been great. We clearly have a long way to go in relationship repair and de-confusing the horse, but things are starting to work some. For example, when I ask him to move off my right leg and he gives me the middle finger, my trainer has me halt and do a turn on the forehand off the right leg. The idea being he is going to respond to that leg or work harder, plus the turns on the forehand are just good for him. It will take awhile to break established habits but I can already feel some difference.
|Such hard work|
I don't think we will have much exciting to discuss for some time but I am hopeful for the future. His trot today was booming! Hopefully I can get video soon.