Dogs got their stitches out and seem happy to resume their normal activities which now includes going for walks as lovely spring weather has dried out our property sufficient for walking.
I got my tire fixed; apparently, I damaged it to the point that it needed to be completely replaced. Stuff like this always happens when DH is out of town which makes him worry that I canít be trusted to take care of things when heís gone.
Despite my personal property damage spree, heís letting me do another trailer lesson tonight. Fingers crossed that I wonít screw anything up.
Ana got a new set of pretty princess shoes so I took her for a spin in the covered arena last night. We rode with heavy emphasis on forward into the reins. We have to get better. I have to ride with high standards every schooling session; otherwise she gets confused when I only ask for perfection during horse shows and then we go home and just putter around the arena the rest of the time. I need to also have goof off time with her like going for hacks or stretch breaks in between schooling sessions. With much better weather on the horizon outdoor hacks are more likely to happen.
Speaking of outdoor riding, we have a schooling show at the barn Saturday. I will NOT be entering the show BUT it would make for a great outdoor schooling session. The outdoor is rarely usable due to footing issues and itís being used as a turnout. But for schooling shows they actually drag and prep the footing and kick the loose horsss out so Iím pumped to be able to ride in it while at the same time stress testing Ana to see how tense she will get with all the hoopla related to the show.
My goal is to show Ana on 4/6 followed by the clinic the next day with same judge. That way I can get some detailed feedback which Iíve not been able to get.
HRT is back on track so Iím feeling better which is probably obvious from the upbeat tone of my post
Hope everyoneís week is going well and that youíre getting plenty of saddle time!
PS: almost forgot: did body work with Ana last night and Iím surprised at how strong sheís getting; sheís never offered so much pushing power with her hind end!