Moving Right Along

I haven’t had a whole lot to update about. Dandy and I have been working on everything Kristen worked with us last week and I’m seeing major improvements. For example, Dandy is stretching very low now when I ask him to at a trot and I’m getting better at the canter transitions. They are hard! Honestly, about half the time I get it right and the other Dandy rushes into his running trot which is obviously not what I wanted.

The only real problem I’m having right now is that Dandy is now curling in to avoid the contact. I know that I need to push him into the contact more with my legs but every time I do Dandy wants to trot. We spent an hour today on the circle, asking for bend and a bigger walk. Eventually we got it without trotting. It’s just going to take a lot of work and dedication. Dandy has learned the low part, now we need the long.

And I’m going to apologize in advance for the lack of pictures and/or videos in the next month or so. Someone *coughGuinnesscough* ate my camera.