Both boys were rockin' & rollin' this week!
Slate has been getting softer in the snaffle bit both during our pre-ride groundwork & when flexing under saddle. While we are still doing some pre-ride groundwork in this chilly weather, it's been very minimal (3-5 minutes) before mounting up. Along with working on our gas pedal, which has improved, we've been working on One Rein Stops. Slate has been offering to stop to my weight. This week's biggest improvement is his gas pedal. From doing everything in my power to keep forward motion during those first rides to now responding just off of light taps with the dressage whip. Toward the end of our sessions, he tends to get a bit less forward & I have to encourage him a bit more with the dressage whip. But overall, he's doing so much better.
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.