I have bad news: the fake internet at my house means that there's no way I'm getting the vids uploaded until Thursday at the very earliest, and that seems unlikely. But I will get them up as soon as I can so you can all go get checked for cavities after you watch the sweetness.
But! I have some screen shots for you today so that you won't have to suffer toooooo long. They're not amazing quality, but use your imagination. Or consider Monet. Abstract impressionism is a thing.
We started once again with our walk/trot poles. He's got this down now, as long as I keep my leg on.
|Still a bit of a motorbike on turns.|
Then we did our canter work, hopping over a pole as we got to it. It was touch and go in the sense that he'd toss his head and think of himself as VERY NAUGHTY, and I'd kick him on.
Then we got to work on contact and giving to the bridle. He hates this. Which is good, because then he'll eventually give to pressure more easily instead of leaning. Sometimes he looked really great.
And sometimes he closely resembled a turkey.
Then: THE GOOD STUFF! These are very much "before" pics. I'm looking forward to seeing him jump in a couple months.
|A bit awkward.|
|I better shorten my damn stirrups.|
|There was no moment of this x that looked stellar, but he's adorable.|
|Sure, you're allowed to use your neck when jumping.|
|To jump ahead is to jump alone!|
In addition to Total Crossrail Domination, Mo got to do his very first vertical.
He didn't seem to mind at all. We jumped this three times and did it better each time, but Mom's camera died. Alas. Another day.
I'm thrilled with him again, some more. I can't wait to see his progress. M told me that I better jack his price up to keep her away from him, heh.