When we entered the indoor arena I noticed that Kai was in a slight right brain mood. He had his skeptical face on. I began to groom him and pick his feet. He had a kick mark on his bum and a few other scrapes.
I decided to then ask him to trot so that I could observe his movement. He was very reluctant to trot and he moved sort of sluggishly. I became worried that he was feeling sick too. I had never seen him like this. He had almost zero enthusiasm and wanted to slow down.
I decided to wait and see if he felt this way the next day and to do some slow things. I then played stick to me, asking him to pay attention to my energy. I then positioned him in the middle of the arena and began playing porcupine game. I worked on making sure he pivoted on his FQ and HQ yields and stayed very light and responsive. Kai offered a very light FQ yield and we quit on that.
I spent some more time with him before putting him back in the paddock.
Then it hit me. He was most likely feeling lethargic because I was feeling lethargic. It brought to my attention once again how much Kai mirrors me.