I was disappointed to see that the Pre-Greens got moved out of the big pretty grass field and into a sand ring, but I didn't realize how sad I was going to be about that until we saw Windsor go.
We kept him in the 3' Lows (in the name of mileage) and he was kind of a twit. He was just a bit tense, and was really landing a lot on his crosslead.
(He kept going in the ring during Taylor swift songs, which YouTube mutes for copyright protection...)
Like enough that I was starting to hyperventilate about him being really ouchy about something....
He was just weird enough that we decided to scratch the 3'3" Pre Greens and knock back down to the 3'. I was disappointed, but he really wasn't going all that well, and all the fluid awesomeness from the big grass field was gone.
Anyway, Winds sort of looked like crap. The last Pre-Green round was better, but then he smacked the CRAP out of the back rail on the final oxer and decided to express some displeasure about tapping his little tootsies.
So, zero satin on the day. He even missed the ribbons on the flat, which - wasn't terribly disappointing, but I had him pinned in the middle of the pack and somehow didn't even see the horse that snagged the blue.
It was a bit of a frustrating day to say the least. Winds was just a bit more irritable than I've seen him and I think everyone was a bit frustrated after his success last week. He wasn't the only horse in the barn having an off day, so the energy all around was a bit muted....