Of course it wasn’t perfect, the box in particular, but Fat Pony was an absolute dream to lead, despite the fact that he hasn’t had anything of what I would call work or Horse Agility course practice this month. But he has been getting leading practice as part of his current daily routine of being taken from his bare diet pen to a restricted grazing pen and back again. It's quite surprising how a little thing like consistent leading from "stable" to field can have a massive impact.
Competing in July was hard work. September was no work at all. Fat Pony was motivated, connected, light in the hand (even on grass) and came to play with a positive expression. Our partnership at Medium level finally feels as though its coming together!