Rowdy & Slate both had their best rides yet this week!
During our rides this week, we saw huge improvements in all aspects! Everything is really coming together for Slate. His softness with both lateral & vertical flexion at the walk & trot has continued to advance. We continued to build upon sidepassing & introduced Shoulder In/Out & Bending with Vertical Flexion, which Slate has been doing really well with in these early stages. Because those both went so well, we began working on a turnaround also. The turnaround took a couple of days for Slate to put together as he wanted to move his hindquarters more, but he has been doing well since he figured out how to move his shoulders around. I also touched very lightly on Draw to Walk Transitions.
This weekend, we'll load up & head to Pierce before going up to Bloomfield's indoor arena for lessons on Sunday.
Next week, we'll spend time building & refining the softness & responsiveness in what we've currently been working on. I'll place more focus on Draw to Walk Transitions & introduce some hindquarter control. I'm heading down to McCook for a cowhorse clinic at the end of next week, so updates will be posted early before I leave for that.
Next week's update will be posted on Thursday.