This week, Max transitioned into the snaffle!
We went through the Checking Around process, also. Day 1 consists of Checking Around to the Tail. Day 2 is Checking Around to the Hock & Day 3 is Checking Around to the Saddle. He did quite well, surprisingly.
I also did a bit of Desensitizing to Plastic Bags; he was initially a bit worried about them.
Max's first rides in the snaffle went relatively well. He still wanted to lean on the rein a bit at first. We also started Bend at the Walk without spurs.
It was time to bust out the fly gear today. It's a good thing that Max isn't any longer. It won't be long before he outgrows the 72 sheet.
Next week, I'll introduce spurs for more precision & to encourage softness through the ribcage. We'll continue with Bend at a Walk & add Bending Transitions
Next week's update will be posted Friday night/Saturday.