We picked up the trot and then the canter. We worked on prompt, obedient (haha) transitions. He was much better than last time with the transitions, smoothly stepping into canter from my voice.
Then he started transitioning back to trot after barely one 20m circle. I told him to keep going in canter and to make it a nice forward canter. He gave me the stink eye, bucked, kicked and took off hell-for-leather. I got a forward canter alright. I kept him going until he was relaxed, praised him for the forward, relaxed canter and then asked him to trot. Okay, then.
We quit on that note. My back is still very painful. I asked Winston to pick up the lunge whip for me because I can't bend over very well, and he just looked at me and laughed.
Jackson watched the whole thing. I think he was encouraging Winston.
Brett got Flash out and they worked on Flash's stretching exercises.
Happy Halloween everyone! We had two trick-or-treaters this year. Pretty pathetic.