Friday, October 29, 2021

Model Status

Got plenty of show prep accomplished this week, whew! Sunday when the weather was gross, I pulled all my tack in to clean in. The weather was making me nervous, but Monday and Tuesday were beautiful, Wednesday was gross so I planned a day off for both of us, and then last night I had a lesson. Tonight I'll haul up to school at the show venue, and then voila - we'll make our 1st Level (schooling show) debut on Saturday! Both my classes Saturday are just me, so auto blues and less pressure 🤣 Sunday I am actually riding in a class with several people I know, which will be cool! Hopefully Ruby and I don't embarrass ourselves haha. Ruby is more than capable of all the test movements, and I'm capable of asking for them if I don't go full lizard brain and curl into the fetal position. And after practicing them in my extremely short court, doing them in a regulation arena will feel so spacious! 

Model status on Tuesday 😍

She was SO GOOD that I quit after 30 minutes and we just hacked.

Trying to fit in a weeknight lesson means I was on the road basically the minute I got home from work and didn't make it back until 9:30, so I didn't even have a chance to LOOK at lesson media, much less pull any for coherent thoughts. I'll try to get a recap up next week but I imagine it'll be eclipsed by show media lol. It was a REALLY GOOD lesson, that I desperately needed. We ARE capable of this, I just need to get TF out of my own head and ride the horse. Picking up my new fancy boots definitely helped from a confidence perspective ❤️❤️

I got photos of Ruby's fancy new boots, but not mine 🤦‍♀️

It was a dark rainy night so conditions in the indoor were challenging for photos, but DH took a ton of video instead so hopefully I can get that up next week!

Wish us luck! ☺️


  1. Good luck!! I hope you both have a wonderful time!!

  2. Good luck! Go out there to have fun with your awesome mare, you've got this!

  3. You’ve got this. You can count on Ruby! I am excited to hea4 all about it. I wish o could come and help.

    1. Thank you! I wish you could too, I'd love to have some friends there with me ❤️

  4. I'm so excited for you!!! Good luck and have so much fun!

  5. Good luck! You guys are going to do awesome!