He started out pretty quiet on the lunge line, but he had been dozing in the sun. Once he got his feet moving, he was all about it, putting in some pretty impressive bucks. But he got better and better and after just a few minutes he was very good in all gaits. Under tack he was very good in the arena so we went out for a hack where he was quite good. Sorry I didn’t get actual video of the hot times that were happening in the paddock across the street between two horses in the paddock. Oh. my.
He warmed up beautifully in the ring and was polite on the lunge so out we went on a hack.
Started out with some flatwork in the indoor. He was polite right from the start. He was a little stuck to the right, which came around with some circles and lateral work. We worked in all gaits and he did well. Definitely on the right track.
I rode him and then Megan rode him in a lesson with Kristen.
I rode Archie and then Megan did. Lots of work on straight transitions and other work in all gaits. Very good!
Rode with Kristen and Morgan. I rode first, and things went very well!
Went out and rode him in the afternoon. When I got there, he and his pasture mate were playing a game of tag in the paddock and when they saw me they stopped and trotted over. Funny guys. I tacked him up and got on and reviewed all the things we have been doing recently, which went well in all gaits. Then I went to work on walk leg yield, noting that each time he is asked to yield off the right leg, he balks. We had a long quiet discussion about that and made some very nice progress.
He carried over much of the work we did on Sunday to this Thursday session. Very good!
I rode him with Megan present. We spent a great deal of time in walk, working on straightness and acceptance of the leg and rein aids. It paid off in trot and canter which were improved.
He had some swelling on his right eye and he was a big lazy in warm up, but he was really quite good under saddle. I rode him and then Megan did and they did some very nice work!