I am too tired to write a full post, but I wanted to post two videos from our xc outing to Loch Moy. Caesar presented sound on Friday and Saturday, and though he had a few wonky steps yesterday, he seemed good to do some light xc schooling today (as I had planned an outing with a fellow boarder). He felt great, and we accomplished two big goals--water and a baby bank. Caesar has no issue with water, but I had never really schooled him in any; at our pipe opener, we had a stop in this murky pit, so I was a little hesitant about how he would do. No problem! We trotted in several times then trotted in and jumped a log out. Then we cantered in and jumped out! Very fun! He was great! As the video shows, I really messed up the jump out when cantering. Not really sure what I did, but I lost my stirrup and got up on his neck. Eesh! Kudos to Caesar for saving my butt (for the umpteenth time:)!
The second video is of this little house jump; it was probably somewhere between 2'3" and 2'6", which is big for me. The first time I jumped it, it felt perfect, like it came up "out of stride" nicely. He always jumps better over the more sizeable fences, I just have to be brave and trust him. This video is our second attempt, and, while not as good as the first, it's decent!
I'll write more tomorrow. Have a great Tuesday!
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