Last night was probably the best roundpen session Reason and I’ve had. He was being very good and most importantly moving pretty relaxed and happy. I thought it would be a good idea to practice his upward and downward transitions through the walk and trot. It went really well and the voice commands are nearly doing all the work.
I feel that mentally Reason is welcoming towards me getting on his back again, but physically I am still holding out. His body isn’t quite when I want it to be yet, but I know I can do helpful work from the tack as well, so I’m just waiting until it really feels right to get back up there. At times I know I would be better off in the tack, but I have to pay attention to the ground work. I realize it’s importance by far, but I’m more comfortable in the tack and feel I can work on things better. Not only that but I don’t want to do too much roundpenning. I kind of feel Reason is getting slightly bored of it. I also feel that with the tendon that this is not something I want to be doing for much longer. Straight lines are more appealing to me….