Okay SO I am extremely bored and where I live, its almost 3 in the morning so what better thing to do then start a journal on what happens when I ride which is pretty much...for the most part every day, which is good.
Okay well today is Thursday and every second and fourth Thursday of the month, one of the places I do gymkhana at has Time-Only's/Time Trials. Since the professional barrel racer pattern is the clover-leaf that is the one we do. I've been getting pretty good times for only been riding for a year and just owning my newest gymkhana/barrel horse for almost 4 moths. My runs are usually between 19 and 21 seconds and that's without me pushing him. My horse is a 4D barrel horse right now but when worked to his full potential is at least a 2D maybe 1D horse. I have never had the thought to push him in gymkhana because he already does so well, but I'm not improving as much as I would like so I get lessons and we do the time only's every second and fourth Thursday. I figure if I push him and myself I can to e 2D which is my goal. I'm not all about the winning, don't get me wrong I like to win who doesn't, but my main priority is just advancing and getting better so pretty much reaching my goal. Since I do gymkhana in two different locations, I move up faster because I get to do so many shows but there is only 4 shows left of this season and I really want to get rated to 3D for now. The only hard thing would be keeping up daily routine of riding trail and running barrels a couple times a week when it starts turning to winter time. I love winter time, but it just sucks when I can't ride and practice when I really want to and many people know how that feels, but I admit, it will be pretty hard to stay conditioned. Wow well I feel like I just wrote a book and even though not all of this has happened today it went though my mind today so that's why I wrote it. Anyways I'm excited for time trials because my best clover-leaf time is a 19 something. We get 3 runs and I'm hoping that I can get an 18 maybe and if not, then each run I want to have improved eve if it's by a few milliseconds. Oooo I am so happy because I ride my moms horse as well in gymkhana and I just got rated 5D on him and he isn't trained for barrels at all so I am pretty pleased with how far he has come and how far I've come since starting riding about a year and a half ago. It's pretty amazing how time goes by so fast. So anyways, this will eb the lat time I make a post that is like a book. I will just get on here and write what I did with my horse that day and etc.