Eli’s dinged LH didn’t seem to bother him and he showed no signs of being off, so he’s been doing flat work this week. After our less than calm flat classes, we need to work on trotting after cantering. In a not frantic way. So that’s what we’ve been working on, with a few poles thrown in here and there.
Eli’s stall chains went up, and I know he enjoyed day one because he could reach the next morning’s hay in the wheelbarrow parked by his stall. Day two, and the wheelbarrow was parked out of reach. I am still closing his stall door at night, at least for a few more days, so that if he does get into trouble with the stall chains, it’s during the day when people are around.
He has gone from a land shark to a sweetheart. I never would have thought stall chains would be an option for him, but he is so much more easy going around people now.
Last, I rode in the Botori riding pants on Thursday evening. Um. I might need more pairs. And I never thought I’d be saying that about riding tights. I am planning a full review for next week!