I won't be riding anymore :( . My horse went and torqued his hock in the field the other day and can barely walk now; his hock is swelled up and hurts the poor boy pretty badly. He's all buted up and stuck on stall rest for two weeks as per vet orders. I'm pretty sad about this....was so excited. We're also missing our first show of the year because I won't have time to condition him before it. Sad day!
Always mean to go and then the weekend comes and I always seem to forget or have a million other things to do :p I am hoping to make it this year though sounds like a great time and great learning :)
Sorry to hear about your boy Tigo :( that's always so upsetting when it happens right at the beginning of show season, my girl hurt her shoulder two springs ago and we had to miss all the schooling shows, I know how it feels! Here's to a FAST recovery :)
I absolutely loved watching Cindy Ishoy and Scott Hofstetter teach, I really enjoyed the way they explained/handled thInge. I also enjoyed watching the horsemanship by that man in the wheelchair. I can't remember his name but it was awesome to watch him work with the horses.
Arksly, I rode with Cindy Ishoy on saturday late morning...the moving up the levels clinic. Cindy is an amazing clinician, I loved the clinic. My ride was really tough, the horse I borrowed for the ride hasn't shown for about 3 years. He found everything very scary when the stands were filled. Eventually he worked out of it and we ended up having a pretty great ride. Today, I'm leaned up on an ice pack and eating painkillers like they're candy...I'm pretty sure I pulled most of the muscles in my back trying to supple and flex him and just keep his attention so he wouldn't spook and bolt haha.
Overall : totally worth it. I wish I had been able to watch some of the other clinics, the bits and pieces I saw looked really good! I wish the indoor shopping and such had had more things geared towards the english disciplines. It was still pretty neat.