We have early mornings
I feel like the trot is really starting to improve. Sure he is inconsistent in the contact and locking his neck is still his preferred place to go, but I can keep his hind end working and up underneath me. We still have a fair amount of back lifting that needs to happen, but it will come with time.
So far we have played with ground poles, trotted on hills, and have been doing things that I didn't think we could manage yet. Yesterday, I realized I have finally managed to activate some of the little bitty muscles in my butt I never use, so that is progress I suppose. I am starting to get hopeful about things, so I am sure his brain will fall out at some point this week. In the meantime, I am enjoying Dumbo's feather.