Drive 27, May 11, 43 days to go: I need to up the trotting time, I feel we are nowhere near being able to trot for 25 min straight. We are getting closer though. The bugs are getting irritating, I got Pilgrim a fly bonnet, it is a bit small, but he is dealing with it.
We drove today and the spooks are getting almost nonexistent, if they happen at all he deals with it himself before I can even react. Today we were coming across the dam, we saw, correction, I saw a deer, It was standing in the middle of the dam, the deer was actually so big I thought it was a stray cow. Anyway we were trotting so I slowed to a walk, I did not want a spook on the dam, Pilgrim did not even see the deer, and I tried to point his head to it, which was easy because it was straight ahead of us. If he did see it he did not even faze him. He is getting so good I canít even believe it. I never believed that he would become an accomplished driving horse, and I believe there is something there. He enjoys driving much better than riding; he is so much more secure in harness.
Drive 60 min, Grade B.
Pilgrim in his fly bonnet, I don't think he likes it!