|Small crossrail up to ground pole – working on straightness after jumping.|
We had a mini-run-out at this crossrail – he was eyeing the placing pole *after* the jump (first time we introduced that – not in picutre). I corrected by halting him immediately and turning him towards the jump. We walked over the jump and over the placing pole, so he could get a good look. Then we jumped it fine several times.
|White gate, this time one notch higher than the last time we did it.|
|He was nervous over these plastic thingys, but a little grumbling got him over. Downhill too.|
I was nervous about the green gate – definately larger than anything we’d done, and more solid-looking. She had us circle it closely for him to get an eye-full, then she had us approach at the walk and turn left (before the jump), then approach at the walk and turn right. As we approached his ears perked up, he had ZERO wiggle in his body, and a little spring in his step. Laurie and I both giggled – he wanted to jump it from the walk! We trotted up to it and he flew over it like a pro. Well, he added like an extra 6″ for good measure, but he’ll soon learn where the jump is relative to his legs and feet.
On a random tangent, here is a photo of my tack storage area at the barn. Everyone know’s its mine by the sheer number of pink buckets. Its a nifty little set-up, large enough to hold my stuff but small enough to encourage being organized.