So, my first ride time is 7:45am! Second ride time is 10:06am and then I'm done. My friend who rides Western Dressage has her last ride at 12PM so of course I will need to stay and help/root her on :) This is my first show that I am going to that someone from my current stable will be at. Nobody at my last stable showed dressage at all so I was pretty much alone except the show I did a few months ago with Cinny. Cinny ended up in the same row as a lot of people from a high priced show stable I used to board cinny at and though they didn't talk to me when I boarded there, we talked and became friends at this show. They are volunteering Saturday though, not showing.
And... I still can't get Baby to canter. Luckily I did succeed in getting my classes changed to Intro A and B. I'm actually not really looking forward to showing him, sigh. He just requires so much more strength of leg than I ever had to put on a horse before, and especially not Cin. Yesterday the zipper broke on my 4 month old dress boots, but luckily this is a very casual show. Dover thinks they can get me a new pair by the end of the day Friday, but I'm not holding my breath. Instead I pulled out my old paddock boots and slapped on about 5 layers of black Urad shoe polish (they are brown) and cleaned up my nice black leather Ariat half chaps.
But on a good note. I rode Cinny yesterday for the first time since his injury as the vet says he is clear to do anything except jumping, barrels, etc. And, from what I have learned on Baby, I actually was able to get Cinny's hind end engaged and a better contact. I'm talking belly swinging left and right, butt about a foot higher than usual, and his chin flapping with his stride... he even filled the outside rein on our circles. I knew riding Baby would be good for me and Cinny :)