I'm realizing that you get out of it, what you put into it.
This big headed guy is learning the sound of my car when I drive up, he never runs from me when he's out in his pasture, he just looks at me walking up to him with the halter, and then he walks towards me to meet me.
Tonight, we had one of the best lessons ever. We'v been working on getting him to "KNOW" his gaits, wait for the cue, and stay in them once there.
I was getting concerned that I'd NEVER get him to stay in his running walk. He would always slip into this "DEATH TROT." I was beginning to think he'd never get it.
But, tonight? He got it, or should I say I got it. Anyway, our timing "together" finally was on the same page.
We have transitioned him up into a Tom Thumb Mylar bit. It worked great tonight.
I was able to take him from a walk directly to a canter. From a walk directly to a running/walk just like a TW SHOULD DO! I hardly saw any of the awful death trot. And, most importantly.....I'm able to see him getting softer in the mouth too.
I'm also very happy that my shoer has been taking a real interest in him and he's making improvement on less stumbling and clicking his feet together. I'm seeing MUCH less of that now. Yee Haw!!!
It's so funny how when I first got him, I didn't really think he'd be the perfect match for me....but I can honestly say after tonight...I'm SO glad he's mine. I love him......