It turns out, we must have nailed the diagnosis. Pig started off with a big swinging walk, relaxing his whole top line and really stepping through into my rein. His canter warm up was much the same. He was slightly resistant to the right, but actually worked out of it quickly -- making me think the pain issue isn't as much of a problem.
We moved on to the trot work, and then ran through some parts of the 2-2 test we'll be showing over the weekend. Perfection
|Gif from last October. Still, our shoulder-ins can be fantastic.|
|A pretty day and a pretty horse. Don't mind if I do!|
|"Lemme out, Lady!"|
At least I'm feeling confident in my horse, myself, and our training. We got this. (KNOCK ON ALL THE WOOD!)
|"Bring it on!"|