(Ringo, on the other hand, was a perfect gentleman and ground tied for his entire clip - what a proud little bear)
After giving Ringo many pats and candies for a job well done, it was back to the little dude again to do something very exciting: JUMP!! I've only jumped Ky a handful of times EVER, so I deemed it might be prudent to get a little practice in before my clinic with Eric Smiley next week. (you know. maybe.)
Now, I also haven't jumped more than a few crossrails in, oh, 10 months or so. So, I set up two exercises that I hoped would both have a high chance of success while letting me get my position and eye back. One was a simple trot in one stride to one stride gymnastic, which went very well! We even got up to 3'3" in the grid, which Ky did without even flicking an ear:
But in the meantime, Ky was so awesome!!! I quit very early, as he was perfect, clever, jumped beautifully, and has really done zero jumping since August. Definitely a good start for our preparation for Eric next week--good boy, Sprog!!