Cruizer has been making huge amounts of progress. We even rode western pleasure a few times and he proved that he CAN make his western pleasure daddy & siblings proud and slow down like he's 15 hands. I still prefer him as a hunter though. :) But its good for him to switch gears once in awhile.We have also been making some mini trail rides down the driveway and around the property, which he loves. He's been very quiet and confident. Last weekend we had a barn sleepover at the farm, and of course we had to RIDE. So I hopped on Cruizer bareback with a halter and lead rope and rode him around. Played for awhile and went fast and stuff, which he loved (was trying to buck and race the other horses) and then after that I brought him back down to normal speed with a headset and he was good. He has an awesome mind.
My younger sister also rode him last week, and cantered him for the first time. She loved it.
He has gotten really good at simple lead changes.
I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL I DON'T HAVE TO RIDE IN THE BIG WESTERN SADDLE ANYMORE! It seriously puts me in a perpetual chairseat. The seat is way too big for me.