Last night I decided to skip the lunging and go straight to the riding...I wondered if this would be "interesting" since he had yesterday off. Honestly, he was a little amped up, saw a couple gremlins but was much better than I expected. His flat work was not as calm and quiet as Saturday, a little rushy at the trot but he still did a lot of really great stretching. The canter continues to slowly improve although there are still a few bucks when he feels like it get gets too difficult. It will take time for him to gain the strength to walk, trot and canter in self-carriage. I'm very happy with his steady improvement.
We also did Exercise #1 - A Chute of Poles
I do have to say that he is showing signs he might be a little bit of a rusher when it's time to start jumping. Looks like we'll need lots of grid work :-)
Then I gave Alex a bath (it had been warm enough for him to be out naked) so he's be clean to go back into his nice clean sheet. I really hate this up and down weather, it makes for a lot of wardrobe changes.