After 3 very less than average rides on Chief, today came as a bit of a surprise!
He has started the moving sideways as you go to get on thing, that all newly broken in's seem to do at some stage. At one point there, I thought that was todays lesson as he was fairly persistent. But stand still he did eventually, so we rode off at a lovely calm and steady walk.
He was so settled that I took him almost straight out into the big paddock again.
We had one small discussion over who does decide which way we are going, and then we continued in our calm and steady walk. I was soooo tempted to push him into his amble at that point but know it would have ruined everything we've been working on so kept myself under control. And then got off. Finish on a good point before anything goes wrong.
What a difference!!!! Long may it last!