Last nights ride went much better. We went through the paces, there wasn't a million people riding in the arena and Henry was responsive.
After tacking him up I went to lunge and he was a bit wild so I took him to the big round pen and let him at it- I literally stood still in the middle and he ran around like a wild man- bucking, farting and getting the wiggles out. I find it funny that on Monday when I lunged him he wanted nothing to do with work and then tonight he was wild!
Anywho I got on and go to work.. like I said he was good. The thing that I feel I am really struggling with is SLOWING THE CANTER DOWN. He doesn't want to be held together and look pretty- just wants to run around and get his canter on haha!
I really was working on keeping him straight tonight and it was hard work. He is so soft to the right and NOT to the left. I am also thinking I may need to get new gloves or something cause I can't seem to get a good grip on my reins and they creep out of my fingers - and i promise my fingers are closed tight tight tight.
We did a little turn on the forehand too and he was ok- about 2/3 of the time he did it decent and the other 1/3 was backing or walking forward so something to work on :) But being that it was the first time I've asked him for this, I was proud of him.
In other big news .. Henry and I will be entering boot camp AKA full training. Bring on some hard rides and some big progress!