Wow Roaddy that is gorgeous! Looks like such a neat place to swim!
Re: changing up the bits, I do have full faith in my trainer, the bit is just a refinement in communication, a slight change in the weymouth, nothing drastic.
Stan - yep regionals is a month from now, we'll be ready though. In the last show, our only issue in Hunter Pleasure was that she would break into a canter from the extended trot. I could feel her about to break gait, but my aids were always too late in bringing her back and she'd be so excited it took come quite a bit of effort to get her to come back. We've been working on that as well as getting her softer in a snaffle for dressage. I'm looking for higher scores this time in dressage, I think we can do that. Hubby jokingly mentioned last night that maybe I need Kes and my Hunter horse, and a new horse as my dressage horse. Ummmmmm....don't ever bring up buying a new horse unless you are completely ready to follow through...I've already started looking...
Yes, it is about 10 miles from the house. That is part of Ecofina Creek Water Management area I posted about last week that has about 40 miles of equine trails. I am hoping to find a more reliable trail partner that has enough experience to go along with me on some of them. My 12 yr old daughter,Amber, isn't really lessoned enough in the saddle to take out on a trail just yet.
WG, I wish you the very best in the regionals and hope the bit serves it's purpose. Can't wait to see the pics.