"Arty, do you want to canter"
"Do you really have to ask?"
"Arty,Canter not gallop..."
"There's a difference?"
Arty finally trots
"Pony, you are not a standardbred."
"tehehe, that's what you think!"
He then proceeded to get a little crazed and rushy. This was disappointing, as he'd been so calm up untill this point. We did some trot-halt-trot work with maybe two strides of slow western jog instead of trot and then gradually worked our way up to a proper trot. By the end of this, we managed to get three trot-halts with only three half halts to get there! I was so impressed.
Unfortunately, the lack of canterable space afforded us little time to work on framing in the canter, which is frustrating as that's where he needs it the most. Ah well. All's well that ends well!
Crazy OTTB Mare
Cute Fuzzy Pony