Things are going much better for Ben and I. I have a new focus, a few small wins under my belt that are boosting my confidence.
Sunday is our weekly trot poles/cross rails/ go for a hack outside day with our friend. The last time we rode on Sunday 2 weeks ago, Ben was a complete turd from the start. This time, however, he was on his game. Our flat work was great, and through the trot poles he was awesome.
He still doesn't quite jump - kinda just pops over at a trot. Maybe we need to make them a bit higher for a little inspiration. He attempted his first vertical...it was low, but not inspiring enough to jump.
Next week maybe we'll raise the bar.