|You got me up how early for this?!?
Peebs was pretty up when we first got there; he didn't want to stand at the trailer or eat. But once I was on and we started warming up he settled right in and was the same slightly lazy pony he is at home. We had a bit of a wait for our classes so I got off and we hung around watching some friends do the jumpers in the outdoor ring.
When our ring was opened for the cross rail warmup we trotted around a few times and attempted to canter without running into ponies. Side note, I was the oldest one in my division. That's not intimidating at all! I think we trotted maybe three fences before I had to pull him up pretty short when a trainer walked in front of us and Peebs ended up tripping and almost went down on his front end. We trotted a bit just to make sure he was ok then high tailed it out of there.
|Blurry phone screen shots
Our first round was our best. He was relaxed and trotted around nice and quiet. I hadn't payed attention to the striding in the outside lines; my plan had been to trot in and trot out but since he was so nice I let him canter down the lines. One was a slightly long 5 while the other was a slightly short 6. Our second and third rounds weren't quiet as nice, he was more awake and a bit more bold down the lines. We ended with a flat class which was just walk trot thankfully because there was no way 8 of us could canter in that tiny ring at once.
|Cutest crossrail pony evar!!!!