Not going to be an opportunity to take this young mare to a multiple day show.
Later, but for now not sure when we can pull it off. Next best thing – get her out even more to some different environments. I’ve been so lucky to have several chances to do this in a short period!
Just short rides in a few different arenas. Because… 5-year-old.
Few days later, trailered to LBH’s arena. I’ve taken her there many times and knew she’d do well. Pretty easy-going, happy to be out seeing different things. All good signs for the next show!
Still, she’s not the same horse as at home – I’d love to get to where we can have supple and relaxed rides in front of the judges and show what she can really do. And other horses are still distracting.
This week, a really fun trip up to Camelot with friends – we brought four horses. Just for a day of riding in the dressage courts and on the giant Cross Country course.
Largest equestrian facility in the state at 1,600 acres. Great training for her! She cantered some hills, willingly left her friends, went through a water obstacle and performed like she’s done it all before. Just at snail pace, because that’s her pace.
Friday we’ll trailer out with a friend for a trail ride. Great times, does absolutely nothing for dressage, but really fun!