This week saw a lot of progress for Max!
We've made considerable progress with Vertical Flexion at the Standstill, Walk, & Trot. We've also been working on Draw to a Stop at all gaits as well. We've added Down & Around to our Flexing routine at the start of our rides.
On Thursday & Friday, he had his first rides outside of the arena down the gravel road. He was a bit nervous about crossing the creek culverts on the lane, but overall he did great! He wasn't bothered by the neighbor's curious cattle & walk/trot/loped with no issues.
Next week, we'll continue to chip away & improve what we've been working on as well as continue to ride outside of the arena. We may start Sidepassing on the Fence.
Next week's update will be posted Friday.