I had a lesson yesterday! My first lesson in almost a year. It was great. Dexter was awesome, he is so focused in our lessons and tries so hard. The best part was we didn't loose as much as I thought over the hiatus. Dexter's back is still there, his contact is better than ever, and his canter is still relaxed. I need more work than Dexter at this point. My trainer seemed super happy with where we were at and I'm so glad. I've been riding for about 5 months now and was worried we were going down the wrong path. I thought we felt good but I wasn't sure. Its great to have a expert set of eyes give me that re-assurance. The best feedback we got was that Dexter's trot work was at a First & Second Level connection, his canter needs some work to get up to First. But woohoo Dexter! Way to rock the trot! (Sorry that means more canter work).
Also I recently got a camera that does slow motion video.... I am so going to have fun with that. Look for some video in the future.