Laddie is really starting to accelerate his progress.
He has always shown the ability to maintain a consistent rhythmic pace, ad infinitum, but did tend to just 'switch off' and 'carry on regardless'! He now has the muscle and is developing the concentration powers to work consistently off Jeremy's aids.
Last Wednesday he was showing a shortened frame, punching some energy into his transitions between paces. Just three days later, he is flexing off the rider's leg, and showing supple transitions in small circles and figures of eight.
Exciting stuff!! He's got the Saddlebred 'willingness to please' and desire to 'get it right'.