Today was a thrill! Gem and I did our first dressage test for the instructor. She called out the pattern and we executed. What fascinated me was that when I got serious about this pattern, Gem totally stepped up to the plate and performed! What an amazing feeling that was. He has never felt quite like that! I'm still buzzing, hours later. I loved it.
Things we need to work on:
1) canter circles - staying straight up and balanced
2) 20M circles- get that circle more round and correct
3) staying in the canter
4) faster free walk
Going to try for my first show in August. Very exciting!