This week, we continued to work on Bend at the Walk, Vertical Flexion at the Standstill, Walk, & Trot, Stopping & Backing, Shoulder In/Out, Sidepassing, Two Tracking, Yielding the HQ, the Turnaround, Neck Reining, & the Cloverleaf Exercise. I also introduced Counterbending.
I've really noticed that he struggles to go to the left with his shoulder. It's very apparent during the turnaround & when loping circles that his right shoulder is almost stuck out. When you place a lot of focus on that, he tends to drift/swing his HQs to the right. So we've got some work to do in this area.
Today, he received a full-blown bath & he did great!
Next week, we'll continue to focus on body control, specifically with the shoulders & hindquarters.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.
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