Blaze has been learning Natural Dressage with no bridle, or halter, he is doing exceedingly well. He is now starting to collect at the trot and walk and being able to hold it longer, and longer. Also he will back up and be able to collect, it is really neat stuff. I've started on the ground with him and have built it to under saddle. He's getting really close to being able to assess level 4 finesse, I want everything to look like a dance and truly be able to do every task before I even think about sending my Level 4 finesse in. I've seen allot of people sending their auditions in and not being able to do truly every task, or their horse will "some times" do the task but the rules truly state for L3/4 that the horse must be ale to do it every time, and it's kinda like cheating otherwise. And I don't want to be one of them. anyways Amours liberty is getting closer to L5, on some games, she is extremely start and I've taught her to pick up my carrot stick, and my next goal is to teach her to paint. Her Spanish walk is perfect and she is starting to be able to do it under saddle.
My next goal is to teach her lead changes, she hasn't ever been asked to canter for more then a few seconds so I'm playing with asking her to canter longer, and longer, and once she has that I will be able to teach her simple lead changes, then one day flying lead changes.
Angel's zone 5 driving is coming along great! her liberty is really good to, she is just about ready to self assess level 3 all the way though, except for freestyle we still have some task to learn there. But in no rush! relationship first.
I am really starting to be my horses "Mother" rather the leader, and every single one of my horses are meeting me at the gate everyday and nicker at me and love to follow me around which is extremely awesome and has always been one of my goals! neat stuff.
Besides that I'm just preparing for Florida, and getting really excited about this trip, and I will be sure to take pictures and videos if I have time of course!
Here is a few new pictures.