I'm in a showing lull, hooray, hoorah. Ella and some students are going to the PVDA Ride for Life next weekend, but other than that our next outing isn't for weeks, and I'm VERY grateful for the downtime.
Downtime means focusing back on the training and not on the show work. Midge is really cookin' along; I'm using Kyra's piaffe-to-canter-pirouette exercise to great success, and I've expanded it into the canter half-pass, another weakness. I make walk half-pass, two little quick half-steps, then canter half-pass for a few strides until I feel his balance start to falter.