We've continued to work on our responsiveness, both in the round pen & during groundwork & when leading. Rowdy will easily trot to match my energy when leading, which has been a big improvement to the horse that arrived that didn't want to lead willingly out of the pen at first.
I did put off riding for a few more days as I opted to do a bit of ponying first so that we could work on the responsiveness & freeing up at the lope with another horse to help achieve that. Rowdy was a bit apprehensive of the change at first, but once he figured out where he needed to be to find the pressure release, he did well.
On Wednesday, Rowdy received his first full bath & did well!
We've also been standing tied more frequently & that hasn't been an issue. We'll be back riding on Monday.
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.