I hadn't ridden under the light until our lesson last night, but I have lunged Peebs with it. In true Peebs fashion, he didn't care about it at all and didn't give any shits about the shadows or the dark end. He did have a ton of energy and bolted after trotting our second cross rail. My trainer said she could see it coming and once I got him stopped she told me to get off so we could lunge him. I halfheartedly thought about riding through it, but decided I like living and having unbroken limbs, so I agreed. I hopped off and tied up my reins and stirrups and let him rip. My trainer shook the lunge whip at Peebs once and he spent the next five minutes trying out for the Kentucky Derby.
|Much saner Peebers|
We ended up going both directions on the line and Peebs was perfect, it a little lazy. I was able to keep him out and only kinda sorta let him fall in once. Hopefully he got all his crazies out last night and we can continue to school this line later in the week.