|My two favorite boys: Bubba and Boo|
We had some really nice trot work today in the shorter outline, working on the connection phase of the training scale. He's able to sustain that longer these days, and it's such an awesome feeling when he's really pushing from behind, up into the bridle on that shorter rein. Very uphill! We also had our first real shoulder-in at the trot today, he felt great in it. I'm really looking forward to riding with some dressage trainers this year to see how much further we can progress, now that we have a great foundation underneath us thanks to the long and low training.