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I'm including Nelly's video that shows Cody in front of us frequently & how he did traversing Mule Trail. Feel free to skip through the parts that don't contain Cody.
Other than his grass-grabbing tendency because he was worried about losing weight on our rides, 😅 Cody was a rockstar out at Fort Robinson, as to be expected! Randy rode him during the first half of his first ride & during his second ride when he took Wagon Wheel to Mule Trail & down, & I rode him during his third ride on the White River trail, where we walked across the pedestrian bridge. He got to work several gates with me & Randy, traversed some tough & challenging terrain. He led & followed with no issues & crossed water (frequently taking the opportunity to drink). He hauled & stalled well aside from his weepy eye, which seemed to be pretty sensitive to the dust. I know the videos are a bit long, but if you have the time, I encourage you to watch them. Do note that the GoPro does distort & downplay just how steep some of the hills are, but after "Mule Trail," I wouldn't hesitate to take him on any type of terrain. Back home this week, we've been back to working on & reviewing our maneuvers & other exercises (stopping & backing, shoulder in/out, sidepassing, turnaround, etc.). Next week, we'll continue working on refining these exercises while also roping the dummy, dragging the sled, & cracking the stock whip. - Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.
I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.