I never got there today because of the rainstorm. I am not sure they stayed open. I hate driving over only to find the pool closed.
Instead, once the rain stopped, I went out to do the Monday lunging. I decided to just work Toby and Tucker since I am not sure the lunging really does much to advance Chance's training at this point. I could long line him, which would help, but it was kind of icky out there and still so humid that everything was damp. I just couldn't bring myself to do the extra work rigging up the long lines would require. Lazy me.
Both Tobester and Tucker went well, but Tucker still has that bad habit of cross cantering when I lunge or long line him. I never feel it under saddle, but it happens almost everytime I do line work with him. I am making a bigger point of correcting it, and "growling" at him when he does it. Tonight, he did it on both leads, so it's not just a strength issue related to the right lead. I have no idea why he does it, but he kind of skips in the hind end and swaps leads. Should be proof that the flying change will be easy for him! *lol* Still, how uncomfortable must it be to be cantering on the true lead in front and the counter lead behind??? I simply cannot fathom why he does it.
Both boys had a nice workout and a tasty carrot. Well, Chance had a carrot too, so he was definitely not ignored.
More heat to come tomorrow and the next day and....I don't want to talk about it. *sigh*