My 5 year old TB mare has been in training for 5 weeks now. Doing good once we figured out that heat cycles are definitely not her friend at all . She is starting to really work on balance at the canter still working on relaxing and realizing that she needs to go slow before she can go fast. She needed work on keeping her shoulder in and getting her legs under herself. She still has a while to go yet til I can start getting my lessons on her and she still comes into the session tense especially to the right (her bad direction) but by the end is going good and relaxing. She is struggling with weight/muscle so I changed up her feed program and will see where we go from there. Its taking a lot for me to sit back and chill and let things go at this slow of a pace. I'm use to a previous trainer who had another horse of mine (also green at the time) on the pattern in less than 30 days. its tough sitting back and watching the slow progress with Ivy but I keep reminding myself every horse is different and the other horse didn't work out because she didn't enjoy slow work she just wanted to go go go and I think a big part of that is because that trainer went through her training too quick and she never really learned how go slow how to collect and use her body. she just learned where to put herself on the pattern if that makes sense. I think once things are done I'll be a lot happier with Ivy and she will be more enjoyable than Libby was.