Today’s ride was all about focus. PJ walked into the ring already looking around. It didn’t help that I’m having issues on the home front and wasn’t all there either. I guess it was PJ’s way of telling me to stop focusing on my problems and focus on his. His most pressing problem turned out to be a turkey vulture in the woods. He even scooted out from under me twice, but nothing big.
I just put him to work and by the end, he was paying attention mainly to me. I made him do little circles to figure-eights to serpentines to more little circles to big circles. Then we worked on canter, and finished up with sitting trot (always going back to a nice long rising trot before ending). For one short hour of my day I stopped focusing on what was going on in my life and thought of nothing but getting PJ to work correctly. It was nice.