Even when we had a visitor during our warm up, he just kind of watched the fawn spaz all over the farm and went back to work. Love this horse.
Although I admit I was a little worried about the baby. Its mother was nowhere in site. Is this normal for deer? It seriously ran around five pastures before disappearing in to the woods. I hope it’s alright.
I decided to work in the dressage arena today because I may have signed up for a schooling show at the farm in a few weeks and I had Eric to stand in the scary box at the end like a judge. Okay, yes I did enter a show. It’s at our barn so I thought it would be the perfect way to introduce him to a busy warm-up ring and more activity without it being too scary.
While they have combined training classes and jumping classes, we are only doing dressage: Intro A and Intro B. I don’t expect, and am not working towards, great scores. I just want to get him in the atmosphere and figure out how he’s going to act.
That being said, Gus is doing really really good. He is getting a lot more rhythmic and a lot more submissive. And he picks up his leads reliably and almost immediately when I ask. If only he were more balanced on his right lead, I might do Training 1. But yeah… he basically falls over if I ask for any type of turn. Still, I have no reason to rush it. We will just keep working on it and going as slow as needed.