In our I want it now, and I am entitled to it world, I have to keep reminding myself of all of the things that he can do today that he couldn't do a few weeks or months ago.
What I feel in our daily rides is that his level of resistance is slowly becoming less dramatic. Instead of bolting to the left when he doesn't want to canter right, he throws his haunches around or locks his neck. Instead of bucking or throwing in a rear, he sucks back and locks up his neck. Instead of jacking his head straight up while locking his jaw, he grunts or squeals and locks up his neck. He holds a lot of tension in his neck. We're working on it.
I just keep reminding myself that nowhere is it written that I deserve anything or that it will come easy. Izzy is making steady progress though, and I'll just keep working on it.
We went to a schooling show yesterday. While he didn't bring home any fabulous scores, he proved to me once again that he's worth the wait - recap tomorrow.