Chrome got his hooves trimmed today. My farrier has ridden Chrome once, bareback at the walk and a little trot for a few minutes last year, but this time I had him saddled up so she could see what his canter is like. She loved it! Chrome was very energetic and forward today. He held his canter for the entire length of the driveway with her (he still falls out of it with me because I don't drive him with my seat apparently-so need lessons) several times and eagerly picked it up. I'm so proud of how well he did!!!! I don't know if she wants her pictures on the internet so I cut her face out of them (she was wearing a helmet!) so you guys could see how well he was moving. These are low quality snapshots from cell phone video lol.
Look at him use his back and reach under himself!!
He is on the forehand a bit though because the front diagonal touched before the hind.
Oh well, he still looks good to me!
Holy trot Batman!
Hubby went inside and didn't get video of me cantering. :( I'll try to get one next ride. Hopefully he'll be feeling just as enthusiastic then too.
The rest of the pictures are below. I'm not sure how long I rode. I rode ten minutes I think when she showed up and rode for ten or fifteen minutes, then we trimmed him and I rode him another ten minutes or so I think. Altogether with riding, trimming and standing around talking he wore his saddle an hour and a half hehe. He even wore it while being trimmed (took his bridle and stirrups off).
Turd was pawing!
The only pictures of me riding hehe.
Going fleabitten ahhhh!!!!!! Love those eyelashes though!
There isn't much more to say besides he was perfect, the weather was perfect, I love him, we had fun and I learned a few things (he can canter when the rider isn't afraid and hanging on his face!). After she cantered him four times and he was trimmed I got back on because she wanted me to canter him, so I did and he picked it up and was fantastic. He didn't hold it quite as long with me because I don't drive him forward... I just kind of sit there lol. I did really good staying out of his face and not snatching the reins when he ducked his head. He didn't crowhop at all. So we are on our way. I just need to pretend the crowhopping never happened and start trusting him more. :D Like I said, not much else to say except I'm happy!