This is a pre-emptive post. I don't have my first dressage lesson until Thursday.
But the fact that I'm posting this already just shows how pumped I am. Haven't had a lesson in 6-7 years, and wow, I miss it. I'm never giving up riding for marching band again. I've never done dressage before. In fact, there are a lot of things I haven't done before. I'm grateful to be on the team. If any of you don't know, I tried out for Penn State's Equestrian Team (the hunters/jumpers) but didn't make it, probably due to the huge numbers of people who try out. But the dressage team is small and much newer, so they said I could ride.
My new breeches have arrived at my college dorm. I'm home for the weekend, so I won't get to put them on for another few hours (heading back up today). I had some back in 7th-8th grade, but they don't fit anymore. Believe it or not, they're actually too big. I haven't grown any taller, and I actually lost weight since then. Even better, I bought some new field boots off eBay - the ones with the zip back. Going to wait to see if I actually get to show to buy all the show clothes - need a dressage coat, a stock collar and pin, a hair net with the bow on the back, and a velvet helmet cover. Why didn't I just buy a velvet helmet in the first place? Why is mine blue? Oh yeah, because I was 13 when I bought it and was like "Daddy, I like the blue one!" Smart thinking.
It'll probably be tough getting back at first. I've even forgotten what 2-point means, and posting will probably tire me out for a while. But I'm not one to give up. If I was, I would have just thrown in the towel once I heard I didn't make the hunt/jump team. Lesson next Thursday at 3...I'll write all about it of course!