I’m a little behind on this one, which seems to be the story of my blogging life recently. I tried to keep this pretty short and sweet, but that’s never been my forte. I was going to include a goals review in this as well, but it was far too long already. Continue reading
I apologize in advance for any weird grammar or typos. It’s currently 5 am and I’m typing this while I wait to board my plane to Virginia, after having already been up for two hours. I meant to prep this yesterday, but, procrastination is way more fun. I really wanted to ride in this clinic, but I’d already spent my show/clinic budget for the year, and Val ended up hurt for some reason or another the week of so it worked out. plus I had to work on the Continue reading
All weekend at the clinic, I sat in the arena to get the most out of the clinic, and make myself as useful as possible setting jumps and taking photos for the clinic. I did my best to take notes when Ragan said something particularly interesting, and made mental notes whenever I was riding. On the second day, I actually picked up a catch ride on a lovely green horse for the last session, so I didn’t get to take as many notes as I wanted for the greenie session on day 2, but I was way more excited about the catch ride! Continue reading
I woke up Sunday morning not sure what day it was, or why my alarm was going of at 6 am. When I finally figured all of that out, I climbed out of bed feeling like I’d been hit by a truck, so that was gobs of fun. After a little coffee I was feeling slightly more human, and I made my way to the host farm to hand walk my horse and work out any stiffness he might have had. Continue reading
At the fall clinic, we entered the 3′-3’3 section, because we were still at kind of an in between stage, and we weren’t quite comfortable at 3’6 or jumping that height on a regular basis. Val was great, we had fun, and we learned a lot.
I also mentioned to Ragan that we were in the process of moving up and asked for some tips, which he happily provided. Continue reading