I've had a couple more great rides on the P man. His canter is getting more and more awesome. He seems to be getting more comfortable with his body and the things that are now expected of him since he is no longer a racehorse. His walk and trot are quite adjustable and his canter is finally following suit.
|All the joy|
|The new normal|
|Pushing for a bit more|
During yesterday's ride I shortened up my stirrups to actual jump length and after a great warm up we worked at cantering over a pole on the ground, the struggle was real. First he wanted to speed up, then he wanted to drop to the trot, then he tried drifting to the left and right. Finally we got on the same page and he was magnificent. I really want to enforce all the basics before we do too much jumping this spring, that way when we do jump he can really excel!
|Looking dapper post rail flailing|