Alex ended up getting two days off instead of the one I had planned, but honestly I was just too worn out yesterday. Today was another cold dreary day that turned into a cold dreary night. Despite the weather I was ready to hit the barn tonight after a crazy day at work. I fully expected Alex to be a little wild, but he surprised me by actually being a little affectionate and sleeping in the cross ties. Even better surprised me again by being an absolute gentleman for our entire ride!
I raised the cross rail a hole and changed out the poles so he could see something new. Alex is so enthusiastic about jumping that his first jump over the cross rail is usually his best. He's such a smarty pants now that he starts jumping lazy if I make him jump back and forth over the cross rail too many times.
Looks like it's time for a new challenge. Tomorrow I'll have to start setting out more standards and making it look like a grid. I'd love to have him started through a grid of cross rails by the end of the weekend :-)