Her plan was to get Speedy's hind leg active at the walk first, and then carry that idea into the trot work. Essentially, she wanted me to feel him lift up as opposed to forward. It wasn't easy. We started at the walk with Chemaine walking alongside. She had me think about piaffe but at the walk. She told me to put my leg on without allowing him to trot. The instant he ignored my leg, Chemaine tapped him with the whip.
Each time he tried to initiate the movement from his front end, I half halted and tapped, tapped, tapped with the whip to remind him of what his hind end should be doing. Before too long, Speedy started to develop some new gears.
As long as we keep seeing moments like the one above, I am happy to be at Second forever. The work we're doing right now is giving me a very attractive horse.
Not that I am biased or anything.