So as it turns out, last Thursday evening, when I had hoped to ride, an 18-wheeler jumped the median of I-35 and shut down the highway for a bit, mucking up traffic for hours. Alternate routes were jammed. I took 30+ miles of neighborhood roads to get back to my house from work.
But I rode on Friday! It was dark! It was cold! It was drizzling! Eli was wild! I don’t care! I rode my pony!
Okay, so with that set up of Eli not really getting enough work during the week, I did not have expectations of accomplishing much in a lesson on Saturday.
I guess I need to start giving Eli more credit. While we did not do a lot in the lesson because Eli has not been worked consistently lately (weather delay after weather delay), he did everything exactly as I asked and did not exhibit much sass while we jumped a few jumps. Who is this horse?
Less is more?