Poppy was good. She continues to be full of herself. I just think she believes she is Ms. Thang and is bored jumping my stuff at home. She is manageable, but zooms around like she is in a jump off. I can usually back her off by putting the jumps up but I don't see the point of jumping big until we get closer to a show. For now it's just about keeping her schooled and fit.
Tank was absolutely perfect. I hadn't jumped a course on him in awhile and he was so good and feels great. I might just bring him along to the unrated show I am taking Ketel to in November. We will see.
I saved Ketel for last and really wished I had ridden him first. He is sooooo slow. My legs were so sore after riding him. What a good boy though. I actually don't think he was off the other night. He wasn't wanting to move forward on the lunge and taking itty bitty steps so I think that's what I was seeing versus being off. Regardless, though slow he felt great Saturday. I hacked him in the draw reins and he is really starting to use himself with them. Again this is the only aide I use with greenies as I can control the length and can immediately loosen them if needed. My S.O. watched me ride him and said he thinks he's going to be a hunter. Is it that obvious? Then he asked what I'm going to do with him. I don't do the hunters and really don't want to. It's been about 2 years since I last had one. I don't find hunters fun and hate riding anything I have to kick to go. Ketel is still young so time will tell. He has such a good brain, laid back, and no spook at such a young age. It's only going to get better as he matures.
This was after Ketel's bath on Saturday. He no longer looks like a racehorse.