Awareness of the outside world. U.S. Department of Labor: History of Labor Day.
Had an interview later that day.
Rode on autopilot.
Rodney does not appreciate autopilot. [A Small Hop Forward]
By the end of the ride, he was staring about and startling at small noises.
Me, to me: Okay, my horse does not like being out here alone.
Switch off autopilot.
Make a concerted effort to …
… Show an interest in all work being done.
… Maintain a close dialogue on the style and pace of every step.
Rodney: (fuss, fuss)
Me: Hey, you wanted an involved rider.
Rodney: (mumble, mumble)
Stay safe. Stay sane.