Here are a few pictures of Loco in black tie… He is so dark now; we may start calling him “Tux”! He has put on a few pounds and has built some new muscles.
Loco is absolutely wonderful to train. He tries so hard. He is using his hind end more and collects well for longer periods. He can do the bounciest trot that is really nice to sit. His canter is a dream when he gets his legs under him. I’m teaching him to stay collected longer and keep the pace I want.
I continue to work on bending in the turns and keeping his nose looking ahead of him on the straight-aways. Whew! Those are tough for him. He still lets me know when he’s mad at me or he doesn’t understand what I want him to do. But he also shakes his head with relief when something new clicks. ” Oh. That’s all you wanted?” he seems to say. He is a great student.
Well, I am off to the barn!
Melissa Kenner Cavan
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