I felt teerrrrribbllee waking him up. But it's been three days and he needs some exercise! So I pulled out the alarm clock (aka carrot) and he was on his feet, bright eyed and bushy tailed in half a wink.
Since it was super cold, we did some light work. Lots of stretchy walks, circles and figure-eights around cones. I tried to work on my seat a little more, stretching my heels down and turning my toes in. I can manage it pretty well in the walk..but as soon as we trot it all falls apart >.<
We had a lovely trot going right, but for some reason when I ask for forward in the trot going left he'd canter. I guesstimated that he was requesting a chance to canter so I decided to risk it and let him have a little fun. I'm nervous having him get too worked up when the temps are so low outside, so we kept it short and sweet. At least he got to stretch his legs out and move a little.
Best part is..the hubs came with me tonight :) Max loves to see his papa!
This picture proves there are no hard feelings about the big hole Max is putting in our bank account!
<3 <3 <3