The rain from the past few days has had me worried. Yesterday looked pretty stormy. Even though the wind was blustery and the sky was black with ominous clouds, I schooled Speedy in the arena. He gave me some nice rhythmic trot and that wonderful walk that he has learned. I am feeling really good about our Intro B test. Is that a good thing, or should I be nervous?
We also worked the canter transition, but we're still struggling with the right side. Is it him, me, or the both of us? I know our Intro C test needs work, especially with that right lead canter. It's the best we can do right now, so I am okay with it. I only hope he can pick up the canter somewhere in the circle, even if it's late!
Coach and Cha Ching's Madre (her self-given moniker!) have given me some excellent points to consider, and work on, that have proven really helpful. Thanks, ladies!
Today will be spent riding, of course, and then cleaning Speedy G and re-cleaning my tack. Then I have to load everything and top off the gas tank. I did all of this three weeks ago, but tack has since been used, junk was removed from the trailer, and the truck has been driven.
More blog coming this afternoon tracking our show prep progress ...