I drop all contact (from the beginning of the lesson)
I went all out for the turnout for our lesson. Poor Stinker. He got a bath (I fed him his timothy while he was drying so he partially forgave me) the morning of and I got all my tacked cleaned. Well I forgot about my boots but they had been cleaned a couple days earlier, so they didn't look too bad. Then I actually used a white saddle pad (second time ever) and put white polo wraps on (first time ever wrapping all four legs...side note I suck at the hind legs). Stinker looked so dapper and of course I forgot to take pictures, so you will have to look at the GIFs from the video.
Nothing mind blowing, but I think he looks damn good!
He is starting to get neck muscles
Tired pony at the end.
I have been letting him out too far and losing the connection when he stretches. By keeping him connected and to where I can feel him in my elbows I don't leave him up to his own devices. I also am to the point where I can push and act for more. He trusts me and I can push with out him losing all his marbles. I need to always be asking for something and not let him cruise around as much. I am so happy that everything is finally starting to click in my brain. And the best part is I was able to recreate everything on Sunday (this never happens!).
Full video if anyone is super bored at work.