...now how do I consolidate this, get him working more consistently in a frame, & transfer it from trot to canter? Of course lots and lots of hours in the saddle riding with a consistent light contact and all that to increase his strength to enable him to hold the frame for longer. He's still quite unbalanced at canter. BUT. How do I do all this without him getting too bored? He's a very smart horse and gets bored very easily. At the moment I have him working in a long and low frame because it will build his strength, and if I ask for anything higher he has a tendency to lean on my hands. Anyway out of time, will add photos of how he's working later.