|Ries coughing and throwing me out of the tack. Much derp|
I finally convinced the bf to take pictures of me. He still grumbles and says they all look the same to him.
Ries finally accepted the stretching back! We worked on our walk for quite some time and only when it was good did we move up to trot, and the whole time I encouraged him to stretch. In the walk he is very short strided and avoiding contact. I'm still trying to get him to reach out with his nose more but at least we are moving in the right direction. By the end of the ride both the walk and trot had much more swing in it as well as forward energy. I tend to tense up with my seat and it prevents round energy. I was able to recognize this somewhat quickly and relaxed my hip and seat which made for a much better gait. Time for a lesson to get back in the groove!