Miss El hopped on before me and basically softened him up so that I could be more successful once I got on. I've never been a big fan of letting a trainer ride my horse before I do because it makes me feel like I'm mooching off of someone else's work rather than putting in my own effort . . . but let's be real, I needed her. My version of getting a horse soft is never touching the reins and hoping that they magically understand the concept of contact through me whispering Phillipe Karl quotes into their ears.
|Or I have Oaklee do it|
We had some work at the canter, but it's still pretty rough around the edges. Long story short, I need to get my own whip.