Gerd is out of town for a few days, so I am riding on my own. Loving my rides. From the very first trots (beginning of the 5 minute clip below) he is fluffy and swinging and easy to sit and waiting for my seat and aids. There was one medium trot yesterday I felt he was so committed to staying in the tempo that I could have pushed for way more.... but by the time I realized it the long side was over. My pie-in-the-sky goal for my time here was to have an honest to goodness extended trot before I came home. I might just make it... or at least have a correct enough medium that with time and strength will become a correct extension.