Having being thwarted by a touch of laminitis, a swollen eye and the weather, it has been a while since we have been able to work with Max. Today we reintroduced a rider and then his owner who hasn't been on his back since September last year. It was a very emotional moment for her and for us as her friends. She has worked hard to reach this moment, working with Max on the ground and keeping up her riding skills by having riding lessons.
We have already started work on getting rid of the false outline that he acquired with his last trainer (an outline starts at the tip of the toes of the back feet and runs all the way through to the whiskers on their nose - all too often it is only created at the front end by concertina-ing the neck).