Well, I was planning on showing second level, schooling third, with my younger horse...until he goofed off in the field and messed his hock up. Was lame for full 6 weeks, got better, then the field thing happened. It really doesn't help that he's a massive 17.3 hands (maybe 18..) so his gigantic hock seems to want to take it's sweet time healing. SO show season has been shot on him so far and he's turned into a pasture puff. The training setback has messed up my plans for showing next year. All in due time I suppose!!
So, I've picked up my second level champ from a number of years ago. He went lame and spent 3 years just kicking about, so I figured I'd see if he had become sound. So far so good! I might take him to a couple local schooling shows if time permits.
In about a month I'll be trying my hand at the FEI Young Riders on my coach's horse. Her and her husband have graciously lent him to me for this show and possibly part time next show season for my last year in young riders (we've been chatting about maybe trying to qualify for the NAJYRC I think - a chance of a lifetime I will forever be thankful for).
Overall - not what was planned, but working out for the better I suppose!