This will be her first overnight show.
Nothing to worry about there, she won’t get upset or too fussy. Probably exhausted by Sunday afternoon and very ready to get to go home. She likes her view next to her orange tree and the small lemon tree. ⇓
Coming in to this show with the absolute lowest confidence before any show experience. We haven’t felt like a team at all and I’m not really sure what to expect.
Very hard on myself, but aren’t you, too? This is dressage after all. The absolute crazy sport where “good enough” or “fairly OK” doesn’t really exist.
Either you’re riding the horse actively, comfortably, respectfully, and effortlessly with smooth, almost invisible aids. Or, you’re not. And then it simply wasn’t very good. Nothing in between. (Arghh!)
Still – very grateful and happy to have the opportunity to show with this mare! A 2-Day is exciting and I have so many friends out there whose horses have gotten injured, permanently lame or sadly passed away. Competing, and worrying about not riding a good test is far off their list.
Feeling very lucky that we get to do this, Gray Mare and I! We’re already at the show! Report coming up next week of course!