The "before" shot
Gotta love thoroughbred brains! Not only is Ryker a trickster, but he is a smart cookie. Today and yesterday were all about learning "whoa" and just pushing buttons on the ground. Ryker was fantastic, even though we pushed his limits a little. We worked on walking over a pole (which he figured out really quickly, and very calmly) and lounging, which was very interesting - you could see him working everything out on his face. By the end of the day we were lounging walk, trot, and a little canter in both directions, as well as halting nearly immediately to "whoa". Ryker's reaction to having his brain a little melted was to jump a little in the air and stop and look at me with the expression of "I DONT GET IT!... explain it to me again..." and would willingly try again and again.
to the right!