But that doesn't matter. Well it sort of does.
My problem is this: he's so slow that I have to beat him every other stride with a firm squeeze, sometimes a kick, and sometimes with a crop and by the time our hacking is done, I'm dead (due in part to the last few years of riding horses who need barely any leg whatsoever) So then we get to jumping and he goes nicely over the smaller stuff and he's done upwards of 3' (I haven't, darn confidence) but I'm trying to get us ready for Children's Hunter this summer (2'6") but if he has to heave himself over every jump bigger than 2', how pretty are we seriously going to look?
So all that boils down to this: is there another way to get Frazier to perk up rather than squeezing, kicking, or beating? (I don't want him to become immune to simple cues... :/ )
If you understood all that randomness that actually says something, you deserve a cookie.
On a sidenote, I should get to bed. Night!