I got my big bay monster all ready to go. He was pretty on the lunge line, but seemed a bit lazy. I hopped on after about twenty minutes lunging, giving him lots of work-out on his own.
We rode all the transitions I worry about, and most went well. I got him in and out of canter without a whole lotta fuss. I rode through the rough patches of test 1 again, and found them all a bit easier.
His halt at X was stickie, but they've been awful stickie for a week or so now.
Total work about 45 minutes. I wanted to get his mind 100% on me, get what I wanted to get, and get done.
I was a bit anxious about the trip to Katy. What would Leslie say when he got off the trailer? Would she be happy with his weight & muscles? Where would we ride? Would there be an audience? Would I do well? All things that worried me through the evening.