Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern California
Ugh, I need to post more often. I've been either super busy or just not using my laptop, and if I've ever come on, it's jut to check up on things :) Well, it's been a little over a week since the last time I posted, so let's see if I can catch everyone up.
Well, since about a little bit before the show that I went to almost two Saturday's ago, Moonie and I have been trying harder to fall into the AAA bracket, pushing harder, trying harder. I know I should have foreseen this coming, seeing as it's happened before with Rascal. After we won at State last year, we bumped up to AAA+, which is a darn near impossible division, especially for a 12 year old. Well, I got stressed and when I stress, stuff goes wrong.
So, after I talked to my mom, and sorted out that this isn't going to be my last State on Moonie, but the first of multiple, and that we've only known each other for three months. I adjusted my mindset so that I had the same fire in me to do really well, but not the desperation, if that makes any sense. And it seemed to work. Last night was probably the best lesson I've ever had on her.Our turns are PHENOMENAL. Really, if I just pull my leg in, we're so close, but get out of it so fast.
Moonie and I have gotten so close, it's just so mind-boggling that only four months ago, I was thinking about quitting horses forever. And then told I can get my own, and now how far we've come. She walks up to me when she sees me and is never farther than a few feet, even when she's not tied up in her stall. It just brings me back to thinking that I'm blessed to have been growing such a close relationship with this horse that I get to spend so much more time with :)
Only 3 more days til State!!
Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
- Brian Littrell