Today Casper was disconnected when I first brought him to the indoor arena. He really wanted to move his feet and call to the horses outside. I helped him to move his feet around in a circle doing lots of direction changes. Casper kept connecting and disconnecting during circling game. When he connected I allowed him in to give him a rest.
After a quick grooming I started to put the bareback pad on and was just about to do up the cinch when Casper jumped up in the air and started to run in circles around me. I bumped him on the nose with the rope and then set up two buckets in a figure eight to help him focus.
What was interesting is that Casper was not watching his feet and kept knocking over the right bucket. I persisted but he kept going to the wall so I made him trot sideways down the rail. Sadly time was almost up so I had to wrap up the session by doing some bending excersizes. I had to persist in the beginning but soon Casper became connected and put lots of effort into bending on the circle. He even trotted a bit while still bending and tracking up. This is just for laughs but when I was putting him back in the paddock Casper zapped his own bum on the electric fence. The indignant look in his face was hilarious which just made me laugh more.