I’ve been terrible about this blog, but there has been all kinds of developments in Eragon’s training lately! He’s now cantering (quite beautifully) on both leads, I rode out my first buck on him, I also hit the dirt for the first time today! Despite this, today’s lesson was excellent (after I got back on) and Eragon is really moving nicely over his back and shows both talent for and understanding of lateral work. His work ethic (even after a distraction like losing his rider) is incredible. This is a horse who simply loves a job and really knows how to focus.
Here’s a picture of Eragon and his father, Here-Be Synod Ronan. Talk about a similar expression! Eragon definitely gets his animated expression from his sire! Eragon also shows white at the top of his eye, just like dad. I’ve never owned a horse who moved his eyes as much as Eragon. It’s one of his unusual, expressive features.