Due to all of the above I did not ride this evening. I did last night though and Poppy was really good. Since I am not showing until next month I need to think of some exercises to do with her to keep things interesting. Maybe some gymnastics.
I also lunged Luxxx in the chambon. I think he is relaxing in the chambon and in turn moving better. I did discover that I do not like the chambon for lunging. Here is the video and see if you can tell why. Ignore the ugly saddle, it is an extra one I have. It's great for babies in case they should decide to naughty and I don't have to fear for my saddle's life.
This one is of the other direction and some cantering.
Ok what I don't like about the chambon for the lunge line is that when he puts his head down he could possibly step on the chambon. You probably heard me squawk at him to discourage him from putting his head too far down. I don't want to discourage him from stretching down but I also don't want him getting hurt so I think I will stick to side reins. For sake of comparison here is the video from the other day.
What do you think, any diffence in his movement from the first time in the chambon (last video) or the other two videos?