But then again, we might! I have been having some really good rides on him. My next lesson is on March 21st and I'll have a another one the 28th, just a few days before the show. I haven't decided whether to focus on Speedy G at the lesson, or resume with Sydney.
And on that note, I have also been having some very good rides on him. Yesterday's ride was one of the best we've had in terms of relaxation. We're still not cantering, but it's okay since he is getting more relaxed and he's really listening to me. There hasn't been any bolting or rearing since my last lesson.
I also forgot to mention that I purchased my very first ear bonnet. If you would have told me two years ago that I would be using one of those things, I would have burst out laughing. Seriously. Here's my explanation: last summer, the gnats drove Sydney bonkers while we rode. He could barely concentrate and no amount of fly spray would dissuade the gnats from their attack. At the time, I had no idea what else to do. Over the winter, I did a bit of searching and realized those bonnets are pretty cheap and easy to use. The gnats have already started to appear so Sydney got to use his fly bonnet. I think he's kind of cute!