The DOR was so pleased with me at the summer games that she is giving me a medal. I have to say she is a more confident DOR and that made things nicer for me. I also have to admit, while I poked fun at all her new gee gaws for the clinic, my new bit if the bomb! It doesn't poke or pinch me and I like the roller on it.
I was a rock star for the ground work. In the obstacle course in-hand nothing bothered me...okay the car wash was a problem. The DOR decided that she would walk beside me through it and I walked slowly an calmly, I even stopped with her in the middle of it. I have discovered that she will never ask me to do something she wouldn't do herself or that she thinks in dangerous.
I was a good boy in the arena...I get bored in the arena. I lead all of the horses out of the arena and out for riding tour of the obstacle course. Then I tackled the obstacles...I completed things I have never done before. I moved flags, before I wouldn't even let the DOR pick them up. I played soccer, before I didn't like the ball coming at me. In fact I love soccer now! I was pushing the ball with my nose, side passing in the open to get the ball, and I made goooooooooals.
I showed the DOR that I can almost run backwards when it came to pulling the cow model. I even pulled it with a young man sitting on the cow...I am sooo strong.
It was a great day for all of us. Good friends, great successes, and lots of laughs.
The DOR is headed to Sun Mountain Riding Stables for a few days. She is going up for some more rehab...she works on her confidence and bravery there. I am looking forward to see how far she progresses.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!