|the scary corner|
Courage and I have been re-exploring the things we enjoy doing together to see if our differences can be resolved.
We started with hacking.
I gave him the option of going forward on a loose rein at the walk, standing to looking at scary things, or getting booted around in tiny circles.
After a somewhat protracted discussion, he reliably chose option A.
|+10 for lunging over a skinny and getting a pic|
I did lunge him over the "scary" new yellow box first just so I wouldn't have to do the green horse thing from the saddle, but he was pretty great.
He was a little sketchy to ride just because while he'd jump fine, he wanted to have an absolute MELTDOWN any time I lightly touched his face in the corners (mean, mean scary happy mouth mullen OMG).
That actually felt really good.
It wasn't "fun", but it was challenging and sort of fulfilling.
Well at least, it was if you ignore the part about how he started the ride by going "AIN'T NO WAY BITCHES" and rearing and spinning because omg, a quail on the ground.
But then we weren't able to go to the show for reasons completely outside of our control.
|position is not too terrible for barely ever jumping lately|
So that's where things stand right now. I don't know where it is. But I'm here.