Bodhi is doing well in his rehab. We have progressed to some trot work along with the walk and he is doing better with several things like releasing tension at the poll than he was prior to the injury. He has had a bunch of energy (for him) and has offered up the canter during ground work (which he NEVER does) and he has been correct on his leads in both directions. We have also had a few bad days because he is a bit fresh and easy to distract and I fear I expect too much of him. He is such a great little worker I get so flummoxed when he has an off day. I need to relax!
The long suffering husband took some pictures yesterday of our ground work and riding. He had a really hard time capturing the right moment for the leg lift work but he took a really cute video.
I chose to use my leg lifting as a cue for his leg lifting because I was hoping to use my own body language for more ground work. If I can get him to cue into my legs I could work on extending and collection etc etc. Besides it's cute. Watch out Rockettes!
Here are some photos of liberty lunging. My dressage whip is also a target stick and lunge whip. Multi-purpose tool! We are working in a fairly large pasture now I would say it is maybe an acre maybe not quite. I am working on getting him to mirror my gate. When I extend he extends
Good stretch Bodhi!
Playing the "matching" game!
His trace clip is almost gone!
As for the riding...
My equitation is horrible! I picked the not so painful looking ones so you guys could keep your breakfast. This is why riding without lessons is bad. The last lesson I had my instructor told me I was too far forward. I have obviously took a swing in the opposite direction. Now I am WAY too far back. Something to work on. Also my ankles are always crazy and pointing out like a duck. It is a conformation fault I have. Any one else have this issue? It is infuriating!