Grumpy Neuf

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.

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