The big day finally arrived! We had walked the course a couple of times the night before. I had run through it about 1 billion times in my mind. I walked it again in the morning. I was feeling confident in the plan and the jumps didn’t look scary at all. We’d jumped much bigger … More Sundance Farm H.T.: Cross Country Day!
First off, it was hot as the sun this weekend. Oh, you thought a late-September weekend in Wisconsin would be perfectly pleasant weather for horse trials? You, like me, were dead wrong. It was 95 degrees on Saturday, and they waived coats by like 8:02AM. I still wore mine for dressage because of tradition and … More Sundance Farm H.T. Recap: Dressage & Stadium
Whoo-ee, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. My black eye has faded, and I have since been on a heckuva fun trip that’ll get its own post later this week. Nothing like returning home from vacation with one week to spare before your first recognized horse trials. I had a dressage lesson … More Back to Dressage-ing
I ended last weekend with a second place ribbon and a black eye. We were able to school cross country after the CT on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon as well. Saturday was fabulous! We did up and down banks (in the “water” complex, which was without water), a ditch to a coop, the whole … More That Time I Got a Black Eye on Cross Country
I took Stryder to a CT at Beginner Novice and it was pretty good! We struggled a bit in the dressage warm up. He started great and then after our canter warm up, his trot felt less like riding a horse and more like sitting on top of a freight train. But we got it … More Silverwood Beginner Novice C.T. Recap
I had a lesson on Stryder recently while his leaser, who usually rides in my lesson, was on vacation. (Lucky duck!) It turned out to be an enlightening lesson. I mean, they all are, but this one especially. I have become used to horses that require a more active ride, which means I don’t have … More Do Less