In the mean time I have continued to ride him and we have been having fabulous rides! I had been feeling un-motivated but a good lesson on Tuesday night got me back in the groove. KB asked if we wanted to learn something new and I said yes! We introduced shoulder-in, haunches-in and haunches-out. We did a rough version of all three with instructions to continue working on them.
As the week has progressed I have woven those movements into our rides and they are getting better. Not only that, but I can feel Benny becoming more adjustable and supple. It's incredible to think of the progress we have made in 1 year. We are actually starting to dance together and it's such an awesome feeling.
I'm going to miss this beautiful sweet boy when he is gone.