That last post about progress I made was cool, but look at this. 

Top Photo: Me with Styx the first summer I had him. We’re turning the first barrel.

Bottom Photo: Me and Styx about four years later turning the first barrel.

In the first photo I was still learning that I didn’t have to just pull on my reins to make him turn. Now, I know that I can make him turn by just using the pressure of my leg. I still pull the rein a little to make my turns snappier, but there’s a huge difference between the top and bottom pictures.