FINALLY! XC at Full Gallop completes our checklist of farms to ride at in Aiken. (Paradise, Jumping Branch, Sporting Days, Full Gallop, and Sandy Hills.) We rode with Cindy/Patrick, Lauren/Poleon, Aileen/Archie, and Sally/Delight.
Tyler experienced a lack of energy and tougher elements than usual. He kept up with the group, save three fences. Sally kept us from jumping things that could cause a problem or would use energy I would need elsewhere. Tyler gave me a few issues with his attention over the first six fences. Once we finally clicked, all was good.
We had a training issue with the bigger ditches. We hadn't been over ditches that big before, we hadn't seen a ditch in months, and there was water in the ditch. Tyler usually doesn't care about ditches but those things affected him. After a few tries, we figured it out.
Before one fence, Sally warned us not to canter over a pile of rocks. We didn't. At the red ramp, there was a tree over the left portion of the fence. No one else ran into the tree, except us of course!