Yesterday, I shared two exercises from Chemaine: suppling with just a seat bone and getting a stretch down before changing the bend. Here's a quick peek at how we warm up. There's nothing fancy here since I can't ask for a lot early on until he loosens his back.
As hard as it is going to be though, Chemaine told me that I have to get tough again. She explained that I need to categorize his naughties into misdemeanors and felonies. I can let the misdemeanors slide, but the felonies will require swift and sure consequences.
Here's another example of not-quite-a-felony, but he got a full on spur in his guts to say MOVE IT, mister.
Every month, the gap between the good moments gets smaller and smaller. A year ago, we struggled with the canter and any type of connection, Now, even with all of the jackassery going on, getting the correct canter lead isn't even an issue. Holding the lead isn't either. He's got the moves, I just need to keep convincing him that this can actually be fun and easy.
Tomorrow, Chemaine's best trick of the weekend revealed.