First, the new baby. He’s doing great. He figured out where the milk bar is. His IgG is still a little low but he’s a strong boy. He literally ran circles around his mother today when they were turned out. Then he crashed in the hay under the sun.
Well, I decided to avoid the whole canter issue and just trot today. There was a lot going on and PJ was very distracted. I tried to practice the trot parts of my tests but I couldn’t remember them, so I settled for just doing lots of circles, shallow serpentines, and diagonals. He was very forward, which helped a lot with half-halting. I quit after he gave me a beautiful half-halt, half-halt, serge forward off his front end and pushing from behind. I gave him lots of pats and told him what a good boy he was. I hope he understood.