This video was taken in the Spring, and at this point it has been so long I'm not entirely sure when. I know it was when we were doing really well in the round pen, and prior to our lessons with Mike Hurst over the Summer. We Still were using a snaffle bit, and a few other things. Jean Luc was in really good shape here. The newer videos, I think, show me the value of round pen work. I do not believe Jean Luc is coming out of this Fall season look as good as he did here in the Spring.
You will see in an upcoming video, I am working with an instructor - Lauren Carver. She mentioned a few worrisome issues with Jean Luc - namely a back problem. He really needs a chiropractor, but living in rural West Virginia doesn't afford that option. There just are not horse chiropractors here.
At the end of this video there is some canter work. He goes into the canter with much more ease in this video than the upcoming one. That said, he's fat from summer grass. I didn't realize how fat until looking back here. Then again, "Winter is coming!" So, I like my horse to have a little weight on him for the season.
All in all, I'm just worried we're not progressing due to physical limitations. In fact, I'm worried we're going backwards. If I am being honest with myself, I believe his head is in the game, but I don't know if Jean Luc's body can take it? That is honestly a terrifying thought. Only time will tell, I guess. Prayers things start to turn around soon.
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Generator's Cuevo Gold, or as he's known around this barn, "Jean-Luc Ponycard", was foaled in 2004 from Generator's Hurricane & Cheyenne's Little Bit.
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