Al is doing great! I still struggle to get him put together consistently, but we're having moments of greatness here and there, so I'll take that as progress. It will all come together eventually. He's an angel over jumps though. He just makes me feel comfortable. I still make plenty of mistakes, but none of them upset him in the least. I can get long or short or both at the same time... and he just does the best he can to get us over and lands just as nicely as before the mistake happened. I'm definitely smitten with him. I think he and I will have a lot of fun together.
Shiny is kind of holding steady at the moment. I think the little break will be good for her. She's getting ridden while I'm gone, but I think the kids are riding her, so she's probably not having to get round or work all that hard. Just her speed! Lol!
Pammon is still walking thirty minutes. I'll have him rechecked next month and hopefully we'll be able to add in some trotting.
That's mostly it on the horse front. We all had a nice quiet Christmas. The barn was open but I didn't ride. They all had a nice grooming and lots of snacks. And little Rita was there so I got some snuggles with my future pup!