Trying to get all caught up before I leave for the show TODAY so here is a quick recap of all my rides between last Friday's lesson/chiro and today! :)
Saturday was suuuuuper windy and I was also not terribly motivated, but I did get Ruby out and toss her on the lunge line to stretch her legs. She looked really, really comfortable both directions! I took a bunch of video but I was too lazy to upload them to YouTube and trying to insert them directly in Blogger does dumb things, so whatever.
|Supremely over my bullshit.|
Sunday we had a family event in the afternoon so I knew I needed to get cracking early in the morning to get everything done. What I didn't anticipate is that it would be THIRTY TWO DEGREES at 9 am when I was starting my rides.... brrrrr! I had to dig my winter breeches and gloves back out and I was NOT AMUSED. I started with Cinna and finally got a chance to try out the new girth I picked up for her endurance saddle (see photo below, Blogger is being infuriating about putting photos where I want them and I am too tired to fight with it). She wasn't as relaxed as she has been the last few rides (not that I blame her, it was windy and miserable), but she still settled in and gave me some good work. The endurance saddle/half a dressage bridle still seems to be working for her, so we'll keep going in it I guess.
|New girth for Cinna's endurance saddle!|
I kept things pretty short and sweet because I didn't want to overdo it - always nice to be able to end on a good note and shove her full of cookies and get off! Monday and Tuesday were similar (although I didn't take any photos Monday apparently lol). Both days I texted some friends about how fucking excited I was to have amazing rides the week of the show and that I actually felt good about it (for a minute anyway lol). The canter was so lovely and controllable and our 15m circles were actually round! Definitely what I needed to end on to feel good about this weekend.
|Waiting for her allotment of cookies for being THE BEST GIRL.|
|Scotchguarding all the whites happened this weekend too.|
|Had to do the breeches inside while it was raining outside and probably inhaled too much scotchguard haha.|