Anyway, the horses have been pretty good. We were rained out last Friday, and it was a LOT of rain. So while we did ride all weekend, we were stuck on half the ring. They got adjusted Friday though, so it was kind of a nice day off for them, and maybe not so bad to have an easy few days after their adjustments.
Tuesday, Al kind of came undone. I knew it was coming. The neighbor has been decorating for Halloween, which I fully support... But Al is not such a fan of the ghosts he has hanging in the trees. When he's finished his food, he just stares out his window at them. All day long. At least at night be can't see them. Anyway, Tuesday, I got on and he started out okay, but then he spied the neighbor walking in his yard. You can see better now that the leaves are starting to fall, and Al just kind of lost his poo. I opted to hop off and let him have a free lunge. Because I have learned from last year. If Al tells you he needs to blow off some steam, you should hear that and let him. Otherwise... well, I'm sure you all remember this:
And I don't want to do that again this year. So anyway, he had a bit of a gallop and then I got back on. He was still somewhat unsettled but he kept a lid on it and gave me some okay work. Today, he was feeling MUCH better about life. Still mildly petrified of the one long side, but rideable at least. We popped over a few jumps, which was fun. I was anxious they would be spooky about the new fill, but no one cared. He did spook some at other things, but the jumps were a non issue. I'm still struggling with the forward button, but I know that can get fixed when we move for the winter. Pivo was struggling with the shadows today, so no real video, but we have screen shots from a few jumps. Unfortunately, it never once saw him jump the oxer. But that's okay. I'll share photos of everyone when we're done chatting about all the horses because I uploaded collages of them all instead of individual photos.