I am committed to telling my story, warts & all. That means admitting to the tiny, tiny steps that count as progress around here.
Rodney’s groundwork has been half-field walks. There is a small hill involved. Otherwise, the loop is short and never out of sight of the barn. It is a ridiculously easy exercise. He grazes farther away than we walk. OTOH, there was a day when this simple effort was too much for him [Aftermath of an Explosion]. The goal is to create a series of small successes.
Our ridden work is equally low-key. After an adjustment to his noseband [View], we did our best set of weavepoles to date. Rodney was slow, quiet, and relaxed. One full circuit looping around three poles. Declare victory. Go home. If I was on for 10 minutes, I would be surprised. This also isn’t much, except that Rodney has had difficulties comprehending ridden weavepoles in the past [Headset].