Friday, both guys got exercise. Harley was re-introduced to his french link loose ring snaffle bit and flash noseband. OooH! Mad horse! He fussed and fought, but finally relaxed some. I kept him on the longeline, and let him figure out what he needed without my body weight interfering.
Saturday, H got ridden pretty solid. A nice long ride, and when he got past the warm up and relaxed riding, I checked the time. About 25 minutes to "relaxed" work. Good to know a week from now.
Sunday, both ridden again. Harley got to play in his jump saddle. His work improves every ride in it. That day, we had a nice canter in 2 point down the long sides without him breaking gait. Great progress for him to not over-react and break to trot every time my body weight moves up off his back.
Monday, both were trimmed, and have new shorter feet. :) Weather's been good for hoof growth, so great progress there.
Tuesday, both ridden quietly. Walk/trot for Mo in the arena. Harley was going to go walk down the road, but the gravel road was too much for his recent trim. I walked him out to the arena, where he seemed pretty happy to work. Light walk/trot/canter on some light contact, some loose rein. He worked out very nicely, stayed bent and quiet. and all with zero warm up on the line or otherwise. I stayed light and didn't ask much. Heh.. didn't have my spurs on either, so I'm glad he wanted to do the job.
Tonight we'll be back to work. Harley at a minimum in his show bit and dressage saddle. Mo? Well, we'll just see how much git'up'n'go I have after H is done.
Otherwise, I'm working a lot, I'm riding a lot, and I'm forcing myself to take time to relax. I owe ya'll a video of me at my guitaring skills, rookie at best, but it's getting more interesting every session.