It's been fairly cold here this week, and Friday was no exception. Big Baby Romeo was doubled up in blankets because he is clipped & nakey, and we can't let the baby get cold. He was much more forward and not in a bad way. He was working fairly well into the bridle. His mouth was a lot softer than last week, and his canter was a lot more together. I still can't do much of anything when I go to the right (even while I'm typing this, I can feel that stupid collapse), but w/e, he was trying his best.
He jumped pretty well, too. For the most part, I was focusing on him and not myself because his forward carried over from the flatwork, and he took a few of those long spots, which are too grown up for Lil' Baby Roro. Our first attempt at cantering two consecutive fences was a struggle because of too long a distance to the first fence, then I barely got it together for the second fence. He ended up breaking and then I jumped way too far ahead, but that was our only real "disaster" of the day. He went through the 5 stride line twice perfectly. The second time through, I focused on my equitation, and I can now confirm that if I focus enough I can look the part. Now to figure out that whole practical application thing . . .
|I swear he loves my nicknames|