Goals for the day -
- First and foremost I want to have fun, but not getting bucked off would go a long way toward making that happen.
- Get the canter at both directions without a kick or buck (see number 1).
- Score a 65% (or higher!) at Introductory Test C. Puny level, I know, but just the same I really want to qualify for RAAC. That doesn't mean I'll go to RAAC, but it would be nice to qualify.
- Score a 60% (or higher!) at our Training Level debut. Yep. Training Level. I am going for it. I feel ready. I no longer feel out of my league, and I know we can get the score. Maybe not today, but we're on the right path.
I rode yesterday and was really pleased with how much good Wednesday's lesson did for us. I finally feel like I am doing my job as the rider, and can now ask Speedy to get his butt in gear and do his job as a dressage pony. I can feel when he's between my aids and when he's not. I am catching him much more quickly when he falls out, falls in, speeds up, or gets behind my leg. It's not perfect, but the whole shebang is definitely coming together.
Wish us luck, and I'll see you all tomorrow!