Neuf was decidedly grumpy tonight. He’s been on a light schedule, he is 3 and it was HOT last week, so he had two rides, one was a light ride yesterday.
Tonight, he was just grumpy. He wanted to eat grass, not work. He kicked out, he humped his back a few times, he wanted to skip steering.
I pondered getting off and lunging him, but he didn’t feel dangerously explosive, so I spent much of the ride with one hand anchored to the bucking strap, so that when he sucked back, I could kick him forward, and tap him with the whip if need be. He ended up decently forward, but was not cheery until the final walk out.
I did get some new pictures from Doug! Just one for tonight.