But there was a twist....
Do it with a cup of WATER!
|...and we're off...|
BUT, don't spill the WATER!
Luckily, we practiced some barrels at home, so as soon as we started turning the barrel... the Fancy Pony tried to stop!
(It's nice to know she thinks about what we have trained, at least.)
Plenty of us were concerned about this water business. If you spilled too much, it was a 2 second penalty. We went for a conservative long-trot to the barrel. On the way home, she chose a long, easy canter. I was cool with that!
Talk about a great way to level the playing field!!
Next time, we're just going for it - water be damned!