Originally Posted by horsegirlmaddy
I then give my pony a big hug and tell him ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that I love about him. I tell him that he's wonderful, that I'll love him til the day I die, and that I know that he's going to do everything in his power to take us safely around the course, and that I know he'll love every minute of it, which gives me the confidence I need. Then we burst out of the box, cantering like nobody's business, just because we can!
That is just cute!!!
Sounds like me when approaching the jumps...I start telling Sandie what a good girl she is and telling her that "we're going to jump it!" LOL I figure maybe if I say it out loud then I'll stop her from reading my REAL thoughts which are usually "oh god I hope she doesn't refuse the jump, that I don't jump ahead, that I don't get left behind, that something doesn't back fire and spook us LOL"