That poor kid...
Consider that the end of Stout's trialing for a little while :( Well, I already have him entered in his first NADAC trial in a couple weeks, but I think I will use it as a training opportunity.
But we are going to back-track a little & add more value for working with me. I should be more fun than anything else out there, except maybe the equipment itself. So until I can bring out the fun side of myself (and I'm really not that "fun" by nature), I'm not going to reinforce this behavior by continuing to let him practice it. So we both have some things to work on :)
This was his first time running twice in a day and I don't think he's ready for that either. The second run was not the crazy Stout that I love. He was much more subdued & the personality was lacking. He didn't have any focus. He just "wasn't that into it." So once again, I need to redefine the "fun."
Don't worry, Stout will have this figured out in no time. He is brilliant. And hilarious. Even without visiting bar-setters, I'm pretty sure he will still incur laughter in the ring :)