|Haay girl, do you work out?|
Ryon's also been jumping like he's been born to do it. I honestly think he's been waiting his whole career to be challenged to this level. The more complicated the course, the higher the jumps, the more technical the turns, the more he likes it and enjoys himself. He pulls on the reins with his mouth as if to say, "Mom, just sit back and relax and let me figure it out. I got this." He's terribly independent like that. Don't fuss at him, don't micromanage. Just breathe and sink into your heels. My trainer paid him the kindest compliment tonight, saying that he is the most progressed horse that she works with and has come the longest way with his training.
|Our "accidental" cloven hoof|
Our boy is growing up (sniff sniff) and it's really just been over the past few months. Let's hope this good behavior isn't a fluke and he improves to the point where I can take him out in polite company. So long as they don't mind getting licked and slobbered on.