Getting excited for the final indoor series show - 3 weeks away!!
My coach is coming up the week before (and I hope for the actual show as well - trying to get the whole "team" up to the show!) for some prep work. Unfortunately I only get 3 lessons :'( Poo.
The first level stuff is super, super solid with the PRE. Getting a bit bored, moving onto lateral work (easy), w/c/w (also way too easy) and CC (frustratingly easy). I am having to really restrain myself from pushing the changes, but we had a solid week of working on the changes every day, and *hooray* it sprung some leaks in the foundation so now at least I have some fixing to do. But he is almost back to the supple, easy ride that he was before. And then I can't wait to see what the changes are like *evil grin*. I have 6 weeks between this show and the next one and hopefully that's enough time to get the second level stuff going well enough to show it (medium paces are scary though lol).
My big guy is back to being a bit stuck behind my leg after our month long spring willies episode :( I miss the spring willies, so much easier to ride crazy haha. So back to the same old same old strengthening, ground work (which he's gotten too smart for w/o side reins so time to get a bit inventive) and short work and keeping him sharp off a calf aid - no big girl spurs so I stay honest on my aids. Pirouettes stay so much more in front of my leg when I keep my #*(&@ hands together. Like honestly I need to write that on the wall in every corner haha. But, forward progress and *hopefully* I can crack 70% in the PSG at the show. And then onto perfect the I1 and getting to enough competitions, and then getting enough scores, and then long listing is in my grasp :) And then nations cup next year?!? I wish lol - we will just stick to our CDI at the end of June for now.
I'm still kind of peeved at CDI Sydney for not doing the derby - maybe next year?? Kayty you need to have words with those people lol. Or else I will never have an excuse to get to Australia!!
They say money doesn't buy happiness -- well happiness doesn't buy horses!