Ben has had most of the summer off. The other day, though, I was watching him and saw that his gawky, lanky 3 year old self has now evened out (for now) into a well balanced 3 and 1/2 yr old self. So I decided to put Ben back into light work a few days a week to see what he's got.
So, a few longe sessions and 2 rides later, Ben is in a much better place physically than he was earlier in the year. He is still very bouncy thus very hard to ride, but he's finding his rhythm a bit easier which makes the bounce more predictable.
Last night he was able to find his rhythm enough to seek the bit out...yay!
I'm going to keep the work light as he's only 3.5 yrs old. He'll likely have spurts of time off here and there depending on how he grows and develops. But I like what I see so for now, the boy is back in the game :)
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I have been a really bad blog owner. All I can say is that I simply havent had the time to blog. And to be honest, nothing has been going on.
Except for one thing.
Ben has been growing. Remember when I declared him just a smidge under 16.0 hands? Now he's a smidge over- by 1/8 inch.
He's been hanging out all summer, just growing up. No training has been taking place- every now and then I groom him up, do some ground work or longe him, and put him back out.
Eventually, probably in late September early October when he's officially 3 1/2, I will start him lightly again and see where we're at.