Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern California
Ahh, why was I born of this generation that makes it so freaking EASY to drag your laptop to bed and do NOTHING all day?! Because other than having an AMAZING lesson, that's just what I did all day! ;)
So, since I've just covered 85% of my day, to my lesson. . . Well, we got to the barn early (for normal people, regular time for us, LOL) I tied up Moonie, cleaned her stall and dawdled a bit for a while, when I noticed she was being quiet and following me with her eyes. In a sweet way, not a 'what form of torture are you performing on me today' way. So I gave her a scratch on her neck and finished grooming her. By then everyone who was going to be in the lesson was there. Moonie was still looking at me like an adoring child's pasture puff pony. So I walked over and pet her on the bridge on her nose and scratched her ears (she LOVES for her ears to be pet and scratched, odd thing she is) Whilst doing this, she stuck her face under my arm, closed her eyes and sighed, giving me her Moonie hug. Immediately I knew that this was going to be a good lesson.
So, after that odd but very much appreciated display of affection, I tacked her up and walked down to the arena. After warming up, my trainer/instructor had us do one set of Quadrangle, which she did very well on, but over all, it was only an average run. I was riding very defensively due to my past two train wreck lessons. I had been anticipating something bad to happen.
After that we did Poles 1. I was waiting for all hell to break out the second I started weaving down the line. My first run (or half run, should I say. Horrible habit of mine, I always stop a run if something goes wrong, unless we're at a show) wasn't bad bad, but my weaving was off because I was still expecting the worst to happen. After that, I adjusted myself, listened to instuctor-ing from my instructor, and tried again. By golly, we got it! The run was great, we didn't hit anything, everything was natural. HALLELUJAH!
Last event of the night was Flags, which we got a 12 on our first time doing it ever. Tonight we did very well, only coming out a bit wide on our last turn because I was afraid of hitting my trainer, which is easy to fix at a show! LOL
So far, Moonie and I have our up and downs, but we're doing so amazingly, I think we might just pull of a miracle State like I did with Rascal :)
Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
- Brian Littrell
Last edited by gymkhanaprincess7; 07-07-2012 at 01:47 AM.