|be glad you can't smell her.|
|fortunately pig dogs love getting wet.|
He was far less enthused to head down to the indoor than he was yesterday, but yesterday's weather was grey and chilly and today is sunny and warm. I would have much rather spent it on trails as I'm sure he would have, but turkey hunters put the kibosh on that.
Because he was a bit more push-along today, he was also easier to get into work mode. He resigns himself to his fate pretty quickly when he's not feeling high as a kite. We had kind of a stop-and-go warm up as a new boarder trailered her horse in as we were doing trot work. Bobby finds trailers rather distasteful/spaz worthy (though he does self load without issue) and I gave him a timeout to sit in the middle of the ring and gawp for a few minutes. Once the horse went by, the trailer got parked, and the dump truck returned, he was ready to refocus.
His canter work was a little tense and quick, but a few laps in half seat steadied him and we moved on to lateral work. Bobby's lateral work disappeared for several weeks. He didn't want to step under himself in leg yields and didn't want to move his shoulders for a shoulder-in. His hips and/or back could have been a little sore, but whatever the reason, he's been pretty good the past couple of times. His shoulder-in was still a little sticky, but he was really fab for leg yields today.
|crossing the booty.|
I'm not going to lie, I'm really happy with them--especially seeing as how we didn't really start working on them until two weeks ago and we spent all last week jumping instead of dressage-ing. He's not just jetting ahead into a fast trot, and while he's no toe flicking Totilas, my giant, bumbling OTTB does not usually stride out like this:
I told you guys he's one smart cookie.
|although he doesn't usually look like one....|