Thursday, June 26, 2014
The warmup was a little erratic, as he was anxious about the other horses in the ring.
In the first test, Intro A, he was super. Coming down center line at the end of the test, he saw a horse in a pasture adjoining the Horse Park. They started calling to one another. And it never stopped.
In our second test, he pretty much called to the other horse throughout the test. I have it on video if you're interested :-). He was truly beside himself -- his neck was rigid, and there was not much I could do except guide him around as best I could. I didn't want to muscle him into a frame.
We did win the first class with a 72% -- I don't know his placing for the second test but he got a 65%.
I was very pleased that he behaved and stayed obedient in the sense that there were no "antics." The solution to his calling is to get him out, again and again. We're working on that :-).