A Good Ride

With O’s first off site schooling this friday, quickly followed by two days of showing at the same venue, I was looking forward to getting some kinks out in our lesson this week.

We flatted, it was brutally humid and the first day all year to be in the high eighty degree range.  Needless to say O and I were a little sluggish.  I might even go as far as saying it took me an extra ten minutes to tack up.  Oh yes, I was moving that slowly.

Anyway, threw my butt in gear and started working hers.   On the flat we had minimal disagreements, and while she carried her head up a little high for me, it wasn’t bad.  On to jumping we went!  The course was nice and swirly with lots of turns, and different approaches.  It only took two jumps to realize that I just needed to sit quiet and enjoy the show.  O felt wonderful.  She was actually jumping, versus rocketing over the jumps, she was quiet, got her simple changes easily, and let me put her at the base of the jumps.

HALLELUJAH!

We finished our courses.  O got her legs clipped (much to her utter panic) and she’ll be waiting for me at the venue on Friday.  Yay!

Good ponies get more grazing time!
Good ponies get more grazing time!

 

Before back.
Before back.
Before Front
Before Front
After front (she would NOT let me clean up that front right-super frustrating)
After front (she would NOT let me clean up that front right-super frustrating)
After back.
After back.

Weather man is calling for 3 days of rain….for all 3 days I’ll be at the show. Awesome.

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