Decided to play on my injury, in terms of the fact that I was still quite sore, but more so feeling very vulnerable about falling and re-injuring it.
Didnt help that Saarin's pony kept calling out to him from the truck, but it was simply an excuse.
We had a multitude of skedaddles, napping to the point where I pulled the bit right through his mouth, a few leaps and bounds etc.....not good for nerves.
I scratched from his first test as he was soooo dreadful, and led him around for a while before remounting to warm up for his second test...ha ha
Yep; more of the same.
However this time I persevered, and despite him going very overbent and behind the leg in the test, I completed all the movements and survived. Ok, the score was abysmal, but I was astounded that he wasnt even last - not even 2nd to last!!
Sometimes having a pony with a sense of humour is not appreciated.