About the canter that we aren't talking about. These vids were taken about 2 weeks ago, and I'm posting them so I will remember (in 6 months) how far we've come from the disaster we started with.
You're going to watch them and go "oh, that's not so bad" but I assure you, what you see on video and what you feel underneath you are not the same thing. Left lead isn't too bad (except the part where he pops his right shoulder out and falls to the outside like we're doing a canter leg yield). We even have a few moments of balanced brilliance where he's not careening and/or ripping my arms out of their sockets.
But the right lead, he literally cannot pick it up without
I have shown Paddington this video of Starwars TOF, a Haffie doing Grand Prix dressage, and told him that he needs to envision this guy when we work on canter.
Drooool. Maybe someday, in a galaxy far, far away...