Apr3009collage.jpgYesterday we placed the Working Equitation obstacles in the arena (including the gate) and had a go at them. I rode Zelador and demonstrated the obstacles to Christi McQuaker. Then she got on him. I’d “warned” her that Zelador goes on automatic pilot when you approach the gate. He’s very happy to do EVERYTHING: move parallel to it, turn, move his haunches, back up, move parallel to it and step forward. He only asks that you get you hand on the gate latch and hold on to it!

The top picture is Zeloso over the pole. The second shot is Christi McQuaker on Zelador closing the gate. The third shot is Christi with Zelador approaching the gate with Bill on the rotating top pedestal.