|There's the ocean under a layer of fog|
Our canter work also felt pretty good, though going to the left Cupid still has a tendency to break into a trot. It tends to happen in the same spots around the arena, I think where the footing is a bit deeper, so sometimes I can anticipate it and try to keep him going but today I was surprised because the canter felt really good, not behind the leg. I'm a bit worried because the Training 3 test has a longer canter to the left (of course!) My trainer said I need to be a bit more firm telling him that is incorrect. Usually I just curse under my breath, reorganize, and eventually ask for the canter again - she said I need to tap-tap with the whip right away, even if I take a moment after to reorganize before asking again.
We also had a "jump" lesson. Our course was actually just trotting over trot poles, picking up a canter and going over some cavaletti (trot changes after the cavaletti if we don't land on the correct lead), then back to a trot for a little 1' crossrail. I enjoy these little courses when I'm not worried about the actual jumps! I can just focus on straightness and getting to the base of the jumps. My trainer said my eye is getting better - I don't know about that but I do feel more secure.