|I think this was our first show? In 2010. Obviously, we wanted a good experience over mini fences.|
|Digby jumping 3'6" with a barn girl (aka not me). Also 2010.|
|Dino when I thew him on the lunge line to see "what I had" after I realized he was my project. Yeah, he's kicking at me.|
|Tolerating each other. Why my shirt is not tucked in, I have no idea.|
Do I think dressage is Digby's favorite thing in the world? I'm not sure. He certainly doesn't have as strong a reaction to jumping versus dressage as Dino does to playing in the sandbox versus cross country. He seems to be happier in his skin though. He is generally calmer and seems more "ok" with his easy life. I can only hope one day I figure out what Digby TRULY loves to do so I can impress people with how far he's come.
How do you figure out what job your horse wants? Is it an extreme reaction, like Dino, or more subtle, like Digby?