I've had a good day played with Moo first and he offered canter on the lunge *yay* so I know the work is helping him.
This afternoon the sun came out and I thought it was the perfect time to start the last preparations with Chapsi. This time I plan (all being well) to continue through to *proper* lunging and long reining in readiness for a late spring sit on. He was a good boy as we ran through all the basics...go forwards, stop, back, follow, lead etc but today I played around with moving his shoulders away from me too (hips are very easy to move already) at first he thought I was mad but after a couple of tries he seemed to have it.
He's filled out really well now (oops maybe a little too well), looking almost stocky from some angles. He is still a big baby but I think a few months of work will help him grow up.