It came to my attention recently that all of our fun, exciting rides out in the pasture had led us to neglect some basics. Before we started conditioning we worked on lots of long and low frame circles, bends, etc. We also worked of leg yields, turns on haunches, and backing. After a few weeks of not focusing on those things I have noticed Boomer getting more high headed and less able to do a correct circle. Today was going to be a slow day anyway, mostly to let him stretch his muscles from our last few hard rides. I decided to work in the fenced area above the paddocks because it was a windy, spooky day. We worked for 30 minutes and did mostly circles, working on getting him soft and bendy. We also did some leg yields that I was very happy with. We worked on staying soft in the bridle at the halt and back. We mostly walked with about 10 minutes of light sitting trot. I was very happy with him and his effort today. He spooked a few times but other than that, he was great! For the level he is at, I couldn't ask for more from him!