Had a superb lesson with Excel today! He was a tad on the lazy side (though he's an absolute cross country machine out in the fields), so my trainer lent me her small rowel spurs, which perked him up. Crazy what a difference it made! The last few oxers were set at 3', I believe, and he just ate it up. I love this horse!! This is my fourth lesson with this trainer. She got on him today to help him with his right lead (favors the left) and even she found it difficult to get the right one all the time. I wish I got her ride on tape; he looked so great in frame!