I'm really excited for the show season this year. It looks like I'll be doing more than one Del Mar show, which is going to be amazing!! Charmer and I have truly come so far in the year and a half that we've been a pair. Our flat work is excellent, jumping is a breeze, and we communicate well. I really think it's going to be a fantastic year!! *knock on wood*
Here's a list of what we've accomplished recently:
Long time no seehear blog.
Well howdy. I fail at blogging... but we all knew that ;)
So here I am. haha...
Charmer and I plan to do lots and lots of shows this year since it is my last full show season at home before I go to college.
Hopefully I'll be able to keep this thing up to date-ish and my blog will be dusted off every once in a while.
I think that's more likely to happen if I start using this more as a riding log (which sounds like a really fun idea to be honest!!)
Today, I noticed that Charmer has quite bit biceps/triceps... Pictures tomorrow if I remember!! Ha... I guess that's what happens when a horse gets ridden 5/6 times a week!! But I'm sure climbing mountains once a week helps too! ;)
So anyway.... Horse show this weekend! Yay!! I'm extremely excited. We're sticking to 2'3'', because I don't want to over-face Charmer as he's just getting his confidence back. He's been doing so well at home, it really is awesome. We repainted some poles and put new turf on the quarter round, so everything looks all nice and shiny He jumped all of these new sparkly, spooky jumps the first time around! With nearly no looking and definitively no over-reacting. Fingers crossed the show goes the same way! *knock on wood*
I know it's been a while... but better late than never, right? :D
So anyway, here is a picture of charmer and all of his lovely ribbons.
That's right folks, we got reserve champion!!! At our first fancy show :)
We have another show this weekend... fingers crossed that it goes well!!
The last time we went to the grounds of the show that's coming up, Charmer crashed into a jump and was emotionally scarred for months afterwards... it didn't help that I was slightly terrified too... But we'll just take it slow and do our best.
I WILL let you know how it goes... even if it's a month and a half after the show ;)
I'm going to a kinda big (for me) horse show in July :D It's the first show I've been two that's more than one day, which I think is going to be awesome because it'll give me a chance to sleep, think, and regroup for the next day.
I'm super duper excited and I hope Charmer and I do well.
I just plan on doing our best and being relaxed and happy. And I really hope Charmer doesn't kill himself in his box stall... he doesn't like box stalls very much... :(
We're not going to have lead changes by then... but who cares!! It'll be an awesome experience for both him and me. It's not a super big deal either since he's been landing his leads pretty consistently.
We're just going to do 2'3'' for this show, but we'll probably school around at 2'6'' for the warm-ups so the jumps in our courses look itty-bitty. :)
So, this whole consistent blogging thing never really worked out for me. BUT, it is summer, so maybe I'll start posting more.
This blog is going to become more of a way for me to track Charmer's condition and how we're coming along. I'll probably only post if I find something interesting to write about. xD Or if I had an awesome lesson that I need to document.