Today, regardless of the frozen footing, we went for a walk. I expected him to be obedient and polite – and carried a dressage whip to reinforce my expectations. That's the upside of having a out-of-condition, pushy young horse; you can accomplish a lot with just hand-walking when you don't have a safe place to ride!*
*Not that I wouldn't enjoy using that lovely arena in which Sylvia is riding Horton....