I already talked about how we jumped two jump blocks side by side with nary a blink from C Rage. I joked to someone about how a single barrel was next, and then I was like "um yeah why not".
|yes i did lunge and take this on my phone #badass|
I did pop him over it on the lunge first just to help us have a good experience. He didn't blink or question it, so off we went.
True confession: for my entire life until Courage, barrels have always scared the crap out of me. I don't know why.
But on C, they just aren't scary. He gets them, I get him, it's all good.
The first time, I walked in and held a steady contact with my leg on, then asked him to trot a couple strides out.
He popped over.
I even got a barnmate to video:
|in case you hate videos like me|
Damn guys. I'm impressed with us.
We hopped over it both directions, then went for a hack on the buckle because we're badass and that's what we do.
In fact, if you get really ambitious on my youtube channel, you'll even find a video of us walking through a puddle. Which is obviously riveting. Give me the Oscar now.
Someday, we'll get back in the dressage tack again and I'll try to remember how to sit up, but for now? I'm having fun. :-)