Anyway, that got fixed and while John was doing that I took a picture of Tom's very round butt to compare with a photo I took 2.5 years ago:
|Tom's butt today 11/15/10|
|June 26, 2008|
Today I rode him without lunging first. I was cold from standing around with the farrier, and it had started to rain, so I didn't want to get my saddle wet lunging him. I walked him for 10 minutes before asking for trot. The first 3 to 5 minutes of trot were cranky, but then he got going and we had a really good ride. He hates it when I push with my lower leg. If I make a really conscious effort to keep my lower leg from nagging, he's much more forward. Is this an EPSM symptom? He hates being groomed; hates having a blanket put on. Is he just super-sensitive on his sides? So many questions...