Sunday was Jack’s first time seeing a cross country fence since May of last year. And where I expected spookiness and spasms, I was surprised to find I had a rateable and reasonable horse instead.
Honestly, there’s not much to say because he was so good! We kept things fairly small and simple to make for a confidence-building experience.
Mostly, Jack was brilliant, and I need to improve lots of things about myself to make for a more effective ride. I’m still working on being slower with my upper body, and I got plenty of reminders to keep my hands closer to his neck both as we’re cantering and over the fences.
Honestly, though, our main takeaway from the day was that cross country is SO fun, and I can’t wait to get out there again!