Lego was great this evening. The weather was perfect and he was in a great mood. He really seems to be happier working :)
We started out just warming up at a walk, lots of circles (noticing a trend here?). After about 10min we began trotting nice large circles with a change of direction and a figure 8. We trotted about 3.5minutes then took a short walk break and did it again. He REALLY wanted to Canter after our fun we had last evening but I didn't want to encourage excitement during our rides so we kept it at a trot today. We also did the ground poles again which we hadn't done in a few rides. I typically ride those in 2-point and he was great. His turns are getting much better as he responds to me riding both sides of the horse and shaping the circles. I had my wonderful mom take a few photos of us so we can see our progress!
Goal: The goal was to canter again, this time with smoother transitions, however he was pretty excited about going fast so we reinforced a steady pace at the trot instead. :)
I rode Chick again this evening also, just for 30 minutes of walking up and down the pasture hills. We did about 2 minutes of trotting. He was super...as always :)