Well I finally caved in and forked out on a new laptop. Although not the only reason that I've struggled to blog recently, it is certainly the main culprit; I've been lucky to get a minute to check forums and blogs but hardly enough time to actually be productive. So now I have no excuses.
I have ordered my Barefoot Lexington and it should be here within the week. I need to get the saddler out again to re-adjust Moo's saddle as he has finally started to change shape and whilst I intend to use the Barefoot on him I would like to keep the treed saddle in case I can ever convince anyone to hack out with me!
Both boys had a few days off last week a I was back in the UK to sort out some family things but we've picked up the threads again with some in-hand and lunging. Moo's canter on the lunge is now established enough that I can work on the quality and he seems very happy in the work. Chapsi is also lunging well and finds the canter pretty easy, his trot is somewhat ordinary at the moment but shows moments of brilliance...thank goodness the trot is so able to be improved. Lydia sat on him bareback the other day and I think it won't be long before she tries to steal him!!