The reason for the worry was that DJ was impeccably behaved on his way in from his field and in his box. He moved when I asked him to - he actually lifted up each foot before I had to ask him - and stood still for his tack. So I had decided that he was going to save it all up and "explode" on the ride ... But no. He obviously was just enjoying Spring and decided to let me have the result of his mellow mode!
A short ride again today as Toni was riding Badger and leading Smudge.
But today's carrot was well deserved ... what has he saved up for me next time??