Cross country time! I was excited about the course, which looked fun but not too terribly challenging. And I was ready to channel my dressage frustration into giving Duke a good, positive ride.
I had my helmet cam going, which is so fun to watch and relive. Sound on if you want to hear my ridiculous commentary throughout. Please excuse the profanity when I realize my watch didn’t start.
He looked a little at jump 12, which were carved fish, and geeked a bit to 8AB, which were two up banks. But we made it through really smoothly otherwise and had a blast.
Even though I hit the wrong dang button on my watch so it didn’t start, we came in at 4:51, which was 6 seconds under the optimum time! So happy with that and it bumped us up to 7th place.
I just love cross country so much.