I have been riding The Tarq! I’ve let my stirrups down, I keep my foot sticking out, and then I can just manage without to much pain. A friend helps me get on or off, we use steps, and The Tarq is very good standing perfectly still.
After the usual bit of bickering, the Tarq doesn’t like riding in the arena, he decided to behave very well. He did some beautiful trotting, and used his back, very comfortable. He became so happy that he decided to take my hint to start trotting as an invitation for a nice canter.
I’m really happy to have been able to ride him again, even for only 15 minutes. The Tarq was pleased too, and celebrated it by biting trough the washer that keeps his reins together. So they are now split-reins.
I’ll have to put them together again as they are too short to use as split-reins; I make a lot of stuff for the Tarq out of remnants.