So my apologies, I had this written up last week and forgot to post it. Thus I have updated it a little and am posting it now. Sorry!
Not a big update, but a small milestone reached! We are making progress, the TWH's trot is getting better and better and the canter/trot transition is coming right along. He is starting to get into a shape that isn't so round and when you feel his chest you can actually feel some muscle instead of flub. Yay!
Our only focus during our rides is the quality of trot and the correctness of our canter/trot transition. The trot is feeling really nice and his inconsistency is fading. He is keeping a true trot most of the time, even as we warm up, and his flexibility in the trot is slowly reappearing after a long absence. I have been working these past couple of weeks on getting the trot balanced through turns and we are finally getting it. Last week but especially this past weekend I was successful in getting 15m circles at both the trot and the canter without him loosing the quality of the gait. Success!!
I have a lesson on Thursday in dressage, I want H to see how he is doing and see if she has any suggestions to help us along before we start jumping. I don't expect anything major and I think she will see we have come a long way so hopefully next week I will pull out my jumping saddle again and start working on two point. We have our first show the first weekend of May, it is coming fast!