Orange Sheet Destruction
Well, it's still usable, with a piece of baling twine tying the front together where once a nice strap and buckle were. This was Tucker's sheet, which, along with the others, was practically brand new. I'm not quite sure how the front strap met its demise, but it did not survive for 24 hours. Ah, well. Boys will be Boys.....
I cleaned the stalls, then decided to clean out the run in roof on the west side of the barn. With the recent rains, the Boys have been hanging out there quite a bit, so, it was on the messy side. Three wheelbarrows later, the task was done, and so were my knees.
Because it was so windy, I had already decided to lunge rather than ride, but with my knees already fatigued, I ended up just lungeing Tucker. Well....I "asked" Toby and Chance if they wanted to lunge too, but they said, "No," and walked off.
Tuck was a good boy as he usually is on the lunge line. After a nice session at the trot and canter on both reins, I decided to set up the little jump just to give the workout some variety.
Once again, he was a good boy and jumped it nice and softly on the right rein.
Then, I sent him at it on the left. The first jump was nice and quiet and then....Speed class at the WEG!!
I think Tucker would have won. He simply flew around me on the circle at a gallop and then leapt the juimp as if he had wings. Not too sure he would go for any height as the speed jumping created a flat bascule, but he surely did look exciting.
Now, if I were training him as hunter/jumper, I would have slowed him down and demanded he jump properly. I would have placed a pole on the ground a stride away from the fence on the approach and perhaps one a stride off on the landing side to make him check his strides and regulate himself. But he was having fun and so was I, so there was no need for gymnastic perfection.
We were playing, and it was a good afternoon.