... so after the show, I went to Virginia and spent 3 weeks on a farm there. (It's a sleepaway camp for riding!
The first week, Monday-Thursday, I rode Rocco, a pushy, headstrong pony who will jump ANYTHING. We had a really good time together and I loved him! :) We didn't go over 2'3 but he has an amazing jump. Also had the smoothest gaits EVER. :) On trails I rode Galen, this amazing draft mare who is extremely slow and smooth and sweet. <3 On one trail I rode Babe, a REALLY bouncy paint pony mare. She is really, really easy and fun. :) On Friday, I rode Rowdy, a really sweet strawberry roan pony. On Saturday, I took Rowdy to Elkrun and showed him. We didn't do so well but he was AMAZING! :)
The second week I rode Rita Mae Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday I rode Rowdy. I rode Rocco on all the trails. Rita was perfect, just slow and lazy. On Thursday something was wrong with her so I got off and rode Galen, who was amazing! :) I took Rowdy out for a trail to get him out of the ring on Friday ( He was perfect!! ) and took him to show at Middlebrook on Saturday. We did pretty well, got 6th out of 20 in jumping! :)
The third week I rode Diesel. <33 He can't do much jumping but I did some crossrails with him. We did a lot of fun stuff on flat- I LOVED him! He was amazing, so responsive and easy and perfect. :) I rode him bareback and we did walk trot canter, but that was it. He was SOO good! On trails I rode Babe for the most part. We went on a trail to a field and slept over with the horses there, and I took Pinnochio, this adorable bucksin. He was really good, we galloped a lot. My trainer wanted me to be able to jump more so she swapped me to Galen. I rode Galen in our last lesson and she was PERFECT! We did lots of things: Canter to halt transitions, halt to canter transitions, and everything in between.. and we jumped 2'6! :) The next day we just went for a trail and I rode Babe. She was being really antsy and bolting the whole time and something was wrong with her saddle so I was very uncomfortable. :\