After our festival of ground work last week, we started out today with a pop quiz to see how much he retained. We marched, in hand, down the hill and he walked with his neck down very well. He just had one moment of indecision about who was in charge and with a cluck he was over it. There is more work to be done here, but he showed really excellent retention!
Then I tacked up and rode him in the arena, where he was quite good in all gaits. Even had some very nice breathing and stretching in all gaits. Very good day!