Oh my!! He is so fun!
Today we went to the XC field and worked on our flat work out there. Dan was very forward and energetic, but not running away with me. Almost. ;) But not. I had a hard time containing that shoulder, but I didn't lose it. We got some nice work even. I worked on the canter transitions and I wasn't quite getting them from the walk, but was getting them consistently at the trot. Whooo hoo. Fair enough.
So then I decided to try cantering in more than just a circle. And he was good. We cantered along the bottom of the field like if we were doing a XC course. And he behaved. So then I decided I would canter him over the 3 canter bounce logs. As he came up to it, I got smart, and pulled him off. Not exactly a fair question for a youngster. We haven't exactly mastered cantering single fences, much less 2 bounces! But I did think it would be okay to ask him to canter the two logs on a two stride. He happily did it, but his stride is so long, we ended up with a long 1. But he went happily. :) So then we quietly cantered the other log and headed to the lake.
He was a bit spooky looking at the lake through the woods. I was wondering what he was spooking at because I didn't notice anything. But then when we hit the lake in the open, I saw the fisherman on the boat. Hee hee. We splashed a bit and headed in.