My sixth ride on Chrome was very disappointing. He acted like we hadn't worked on anything and he had no clue what he was doing. :( I admit he's had a week off because he was limping (and I usually ride him later in the day when it's cooler), but he usually retains what he learns a lot better. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not being clear enough, maybe he doesn't understand what I'm trying to teach him.
I'm trying to work on only one criteria at a time, such as go, then
whoa, then steering, etc. When he seems to understand one thing and I
move on to the next it's like he's completely forgotten the first thing
he learned . . . which makes it difficult to do anything considering the
first thing we worked on was go! You can't do much riding if he
doesn't want to walk. Maybe he's still a little sore even though he's
not limping? Or maybe he's still just too young and immature? I guess
we will take a break (especially since it's so blasted hot) and work on
ground driving or something... anyway sorry for the rambling post, just a
little disappointed in him for acting like a brat.