I am taking Speedy of course, but I would have loved, loved, loved to have also been able to throw Izzy in the trailer as well. And don't think that I didn't really try to make it work. If I had bought him even a month ago, he'd be going. What a great learning experience it would have been for both of us. He would have been able to see what his job is, and I would have been able to get Christian and Chemaine's opinions on what this horse needs first.
It didn't work out this time, but you can bet that the next time Christian is here, Izzy is going to get his chance to show how awesome he is (fingers crossed for that!).
Since I haven't seen Christian since May, I took the opportunity to read a bunch of my old posts about my lessons with him. Wow. Re-reading those posts reminded me of what a great teacher he is. Like everyone else, I can be pretty hard on myself. As I was reading, I was reminded that Christian thinks I am advancing quite nicely. If he thinks I am solid rider (or, at least getting closer to being so), it seems pretty arrogant on my part to be more critical than he is. What the hell do I know?
If you want to catch up or re-read some of those posts, use the search feature at the top of my blog. Simply type in his name, hit the little magnifying glass, and a long list of posts will come up. They aren't in order though, so be prepared for a little wonkiness in the story line.
If you live anywhere near Moorpark, come on out to White Birch Farm and audit; it's free. I ride around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. I hope to see you there!