He jumped quite well, too, trot right up to trot fences, and didn't lose it at the canter, plus came down a lot nicer. His one drawback was that he really didn't want to leave the group and preferred to ignore my inside leg on the approach. I know, Romeo, life is so hard because sometimes you have to move 20ft away from your friends and perform an inside bend. I'm so sorry.
Our second combo of fences required a tight turn off the first fence, and it felt weird to say the least. If we consider Romeo's big stride plus my general lack of experience in jumpers, it was weird for me, the sad eq rider, but Coach only had compliments besides the age old, "Look up!" We caught a long distance to the second fence the first time through, then it was short the second time and caused me to go places, but he caught his changes both times on cue.
|He's so friendly|