Had a really good warm up and then did some low, slow courses. The whole name of the game was for me to keep him straight and keep the arch in my back and for him to stay calm and relaxed.
|Holy crap, I am not doing anything obviously stupid over this jump.|
Probably time to retire.
I (mostly) managed to remember to use my outside aids and it is just flat miraculous how much that helps maintain straightness. We did a few 2' verticals as well, but J got very distracted by the Evil Puppy and stopped paying attention to us.
|Puppy is loads of suicidal - broke free twice and chased horses. |
Learn fast pup, learn fast.
However, my trainer's daughter agreed to show off a little for us, and that certainly got the photographer's attention
Finished off with a quick stroll up the street and Fawkes was a wonderous trail horse. Yay for good riding days!