Do you remember my friend H?
The one who showed A/O jumpers?
H has been helping me with Boca recently.
Now that his back is fixed, and we have a new saddle, it is time to get down to business.
Boca has to learn that going straight and carrying himself is part of his job and is not negotiable. That's where H comes in.
Boca isn't quite convinced that he should have to do these things. There have been tantrums. He is never dirty or mean. He just expresses his disagreement on the subject. H is a strong rider and will simply insist on forward and straight, and ignores all the flinging and flailing.
I present, for your viewing pleasure:
Having H teach Boca what his job is has helped me tremendously.
If you want to see our progress in the canter, skip to min 1:50 in the video below.
That is, to date, our best canter yet on his difficult lead! I'm so happy with our progress and so happy to have H on our team.
*Disclaimer - No red ponies were harmed in the making of this video. All flailing was voluntary and the cruel unusual punishment was in fact a happy mouth snaffle.
Postscript... wtf is up with my arms??? do I have elbows or no?