Today I took Gus to Lexington (our home away from home) to meet Elissa for a cross country schooling at the Kentucky Horse Park. It’s been a week and a half since I jumped Gus last, and I was just a little bit nervous about what we were going to have to jump today.
I met Elissa at my trailer so that I could borrow her rubber gag bit. After watching us go at the KY Classique, Elissa thought I needed to try something that would keep Gus from rolling under while we are approaching a fence. It seemed to work really well. We worked on our corner questions and on keeping his head up upon approach. I was happy with how well he jumped, and I was glad to jump a few of the fences I didn’t quite make it to at my last show.
We made it home tonight at almost 10pm . It’s been a long day, and we were both glad to get back home.