I’ve been endeavoring to ride Howdy six days a week, even if for only 20 minutes, if that is all I have. The Thoroughbred Makeover is five and a half weeks away! I may be getting a little jittery.
Howdy, however, doesn’t seem to be. The western skills are coming together at times (a quality lope is a fleeting thing for us and over-reaction to leg aids is pretty common). But it is definitely an improvement over where we were a month ago. I thought I had video of some western work, but not so much. I’ll work on that.
But I do have video of last night’s adventure, which was our first attempt at a real course of jumps, rather than the grids we had been practicing. We are preparing to do a combined test (dressage and jumping) on Sunday at Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center. We’re pretty fired up for it.
What a good man!