Gary & Cindy headed over to the show around 8:00 a.m. LBR had finished his breakfast and was calmly enjoying his hay.
After a while, Gary took LBR out for a morning lunge. LBR was very good - a bit excited, but walked, trotted and cantered both directions on queue.
LBR was returned back to his stall for a rest. He must not have slept much over night as he layed down and took a wonderful long nap.
In the late afternoon, Gary lunged him again and all went well. After dinner, when things had calmed down in the warm up ring, Cindy rode him....woo hoo! Huge hurdle for Cindy & LBR - this arena is small and has poles in the middle of it. Instead of getting tense, Cindy relaxed and rode with her "big girl panties" on.
A trainer cut through the arena in a golf cart and instead of pulling LBR up, Cindy just trotted right behind them.
After the ride, LBR got fresh hay in his stall and was very relaxed.