I was at a clinic today with a ** Eventer... had a fantastic time, he loved Geoff, thought he was very honest... and very impressed with his jumping! Having done nothing but small crosspoles before today, we were jumping a 3' by 2' parallel from trot (and it being no problem for him just to pop) by the end, so very pleased - lots of jumping exercises to practise!! And whilst he loved Geoff... lots of things for ME to work on, having done very little jumping since Fitz was PTS. My hands were BAD.
Interestingly, Geoff is normally pretty lazy and steady, but he was really hyped up - he started to settle but saw jumps being set up, so he was really on his toes. I was waiting for him to start the bucking which he can do upset, and was a bit tight with him... however, even once he settled today, I felt like he was running away from me, really huge. When I watched the videos, he didnt look it at all, so I'm wondering if this is what Geoff is like when he actually wakes up!! (IE huge and bloody amazing paces!)