Not my own! Much to your chagrin. One of my students parted ways with her rather adorable pony. (See picture below.) She bounced up, shouting "that didn't hurt!"
I rode sir Tango for approximately ten minutes today. I trotted on a long rein and did a lot of turning. Then I cantered and everything fell apart again. I think I need to brush up on his halts for a while before moving back to the canter. I need to go back to the shaping scale as put forward by the AEBC:
And then tackle my halting skills.
Have a picture of a beastie. I do think he's pretty handsome.
This was his second ride on the farm, where I worked on walk-halt-step back transitions for a few minutes before moving (unsuccessfully) to trot-walk transitions. I thought maybe letting him canter for a bit would relax him, but that didn't appear to be the case. At least I know he can canter in place? That's always fun.