I’m very happy to report that Mr Fritzalot is back to his smoochy self and I can officially call it a pattern. When he was so anxious for that week or so, it was difficult to get him to focus on exercise but now he’s all nickers and hugs. Le sigh.
We had a great week of lunging sessions and ended the week with a nice long workout on Saturday. Unfortunately, at the end of the session, I mounted up to make sure he’d be steady for next week and while I was trying to figure out if I could land on the block without spooking him, he misread my body language and took a few steps backwards. I had hoped with so much r&r, he would have gotten over this backwards-ness. I suppose it was probably wishful thinking to hope the habit would magically disappear after a vacation. I was bummed nonetheless.
I’m going to try to not read too much into it and wait for our under saddle lunge session later this week to see where we really stand. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the sweet pony snuggles.