LBR had a training ride today. Gary groomed and tacked him up before the ride.
LBR's flat work was fabulous. He was nicely collected and rounded out. After a while though, he became agitated by the ground poles and started to be easily distracted. He quit tracking straight and the trainer was baffled. She commented though about the training process and that sometimes it's 3 steps forward, one step back.
During the session, LBR started bowing out. The trainer halted him and side passed him in the opposite direction all the way across the arena.
This worked and LBR stayed focused for the remainder of the session.
LBR was a sweaty mess so Gary rinsed him off and let him graze/dry before returning him to his paddock.