Tuesday he got the day off as we were having a barn BBQ to celebrate my and one of the horse's birthdays. Yesterday I set up a gymnastic, vertical bounce vertical one stride oxer, and had a blast. He was rushy at first, just very excited to be jumping. As long as I remembered to have a forward, active trot to the first fence it flowed very well. My friend suggested cantering a large circle before coming back to the trot and going to the line and it helped a lot. I can't let him sucker me into a slow trot; he then scrambles down the line and it gets a little dicey.
|Our fire pit at the BBQ|