Exhibit A. There we were, a couple steps into the canter when he pulls one of his new tricks out of his hat.
30 seconds later...
This took a bit to get to as well.
Let's not forget, here we are earlier this year. This dude has skills. He is extremely capable.
In addition to that he needs a bit of a break from the ring so I'm going to help him out with that. Some horses like their bubble, some don't. I don't think he does. I think he likes to go out and explore. He is on his very best behavior when he is out and about. He's been a bit of a handful in/next to/around the ring lately. He is 100% a different horse when you get him out. It's out of sight, out of mind for him. I think his little mental breaks will do him good, he seems to enjoy himself and like adventuring.