First off - thank you everyone for your kind words about Blue. <3
I've been fighting a terrible cold that left me feeling pretty brain dead lately. When I do have the mental faculties to read anything I’ve been having the same issue as Shauna. I have an expired browser on my work computer and so I'm not able to comment. Hopefully that will be sorted out soon.
Life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. The cold left me in kind of a mental fog (which prevented a lot of reading/writing) but a lot of wonderful things have been happening.
This is pretty much me right now.
I can’t believe I’m actually enjoying taking lessons. Particularly my lessons with eventing coach D. I actually have fun. And learn things! It’s so strange to not dread lessons. I don’t remember ever looking forward to lessons and now I really do. I ride a paintxdraft cross mare named Betty and I freaking love her.
Poor quality dark photo from my first lesson! Awkward moment for both of us but I love this mare <3
Coach D told me at my last lesson that my position is nearly perfect (not as displayed in the above picture obviously hah!). She says it’s fun to teach someone who can work on exercises rather than nitpicking their position all the time (*swoon*). My only big issue is that I still struggle with keeping my hands closed but she says I’m already improving on that on my own. The exercises she gives me are challenging but doable. At my first lesson with her I felt uneasy trotting around an outdoor arena on a strange horse. Now I’m doing patterns with serpentines, cantering, raised poles and other obstacles. Pretty amazing changes for a month! I couldn’t ask for anything better from my lessons with her.
My lessons at the dressage barn are going awesome as well. Coach B says I haven’t missed a beat from where I left off with her.
Dressage superpony Jazz enjoys after our rides...snacktime.
Mystic leaves for training in 10 days (training starts in 12 days). AHHHHH!!!! I have more time this week to work with her so I hope to put all the finishing touches on before she leaves. I am still perfecting her lunging work and would like to start putting weight on her back soon.
Today I bought her a bit - a copper french link made by Stubben. Hopefully she likes it. The trainer likes to start horses in a french link and the only one in her size that I could find was in copper (so it was extra expensive, only the best for my girl!).
Two lovely bridles arrived from my good blogging buddy Stacie last night, I'm so excited to try them on the youngsters! Pics soon, I promise :)
Two-pointober time from last night...not as much improvement as I'd like but still getting better.
Note to self - rubber boots are terrible for practicing two-point.