Cupid got a well-earned day off on Monday, and Tuesday I thought he would a break from dressage to practice coursing over poles and cavaletti. He felt great on the flat warming up, and the poles course felt solid. We had some of our best lead changes to date, with barely a step of trot in between.
On Wednesday we did ground driving, walk and trot with circles and serpentines and going over some poles. We ended with a little in-hand work. Cupid seems to have figured out that if I stop him mid-way over a pole I'm going to ask for a side pass.
Thursday morning I found Cupid was a scrape on his right hind leg and a few bite marks on his back, but luckily all superficial. I set up some trail obstacles in the arena for another fun day. We weaved through cones, backed through parallel poles, walked between two coops, and practiced opening and closing a rope gate between two jump standards. We managed to do the gate though our form and technique needs work!