Cupid and I have been taking it relatively easy the past week. I was gone camping last weekend, and yesterday had a dentist appointment so Cupid got a few extra days off. I had been a little concerned about his right hind leg but he felt good today. We did some basic flatwork, mostly working on getting him a little more forward in his trot. We did short canters on each lead and he was good. Then we did some jumps. We started out with a few crossrails. My trainer asked how I was feeling today, and I was feeling very relaxed so we built up to a little course with a few crossrails, the brush box, and the barrels with a rail over it. If he lands on the appropriate lead then I've been letting him canter between jumps. He has been excellent, cantering quietly without rushing. We added a 2'6" oxer to the course. The first time to the oxer Cupid chipped in but we got over it. The second time was much better. I was really happy with our performance, it was a good confidence booster. I need to work on not letting my leg swing back or out over jumps. I told my trainer I would ride more in two point to strengthen it.
Cupid decided he doesn't want to lunge anymore. It is so hard to get him going! Once I get on him he is great, it seems like he just doesn't like going around in circles. I don't really blame him, it's not really my favorite thing to do either. I just try to do a little to make the trainer happy.