This is a video of me riding Santana on Saturday. Don't forget to review the previous video here. I am very pleased with how he is doing, more importantly, his owner is VERY pleased. You'll notice at the end of the video that I entirely dropped my reins. I can now get on him and he will walk like that and will even come down from a corto like that. When he first came to live with me all he did was brace, so I am excited about his ability to relax.
Santana is a fino horse, but he is working here in corto (on the board). I find his gait very jarring, it still lacks even cadence which I know will get better with work. I don't know if it is a good idea to bring him back into fino, but Carlos Tobon will be giving a clinic here in June, so I will ask his advice. In the meantime I will continue my 30 days and see how much farther we progress.