We started with some basic flatwork - a long walk off the rail trying to get him forward and straight (he was being a bit lazy and drifting), then some bending, trotting to loosen up. A quick walk break then more trot, adding some shallow leg yields, then a little canter.
Then we trotted into the caveletti, starting on the right rein, cantering out and coming to a halt. Our first halt was definitely right of center, and almost at the wall. Plus when he halted he swung his haunches, so we backed a few steps. Back around at the trot, over again coming out much straighter into the halt. Once more to make sure we had it, then switched to the left. Cupid wanted to canter, and perhaps I should have insisted on a trot but hey he was on the correct lead and being quiet so I let him. He met the caveletti in a good spot, we cantered out and halted. Then we did it once to the left from a trot for good measure. Then we cantered it going right. And ended with this little 2 stride combo. The first jump was a low x-oxer, then to a 2'3" vertical. Cupid went over quietly, though he was a little playful on landing ducking his head down and dolphining a bit. This time I made sure he kept cantering until I asked him to trot, and then keep trotting until I asked him to walk. I had fun jumping and was only nervous for a brief moment before heading down the line :)
|Happy with my tracks, straight and centered!|
|Looks like we're in for some June gloom|
|Just because I think his little ears are cute!|