Started out the day with a quick warmup on the longe, then asked Kieran to trot over a cross rail. He trotted right up to it, hopped over, cantered out. I was so pleased! So we went a few times to the left, then a few more times to the right (had to go a couple extra times because he went around the crossrail instead of over). All in all he did a good job. He mostly set himself up nicely and hopped over and didn't just barrel through.
And when he cantered around on the longe, he gave me a pretty nice, rhythmic canter clocking around whereas when I've asked him to just canter on the longe in the past, he tends to want to pull away and go reeeeeeaaaally wiiiiide. But not so much tonight! I think he liked that I was asking him to do something different.
Then I hopped on bareback and we did some walking around while he cooled out and did some more turns and circles.
So, what you're really interested in are the pictures, right?
First time to the crossrail:
Annnnd cantering out
After cantering in the second time around
Going the other way
Bonus...me making like I can mount him bareback from the ground (hah!). And yes, I photoshopped my rear to save your eyeballs.
Better bonus...the videos of him going over the crossrail:
*tap tap* Is this thing on?
5 months ago