A trip up the road for supplies...
Seriously - what's sexier than a full trailer?
A barn full. Yummy.
Had to de-bug first... sorry wasps. :(
My back is definitely not feeling sexy. Stacked six high... winter will be here before we know it.
And there were leftovers!
Fit in a trailer loading session... (selfie video not my strong suit, pardon the wiggles)
and a couple of very nice rides. What's not nice - this is what the footing looks like lately.
No rain for ages. I can barely push the wheelbarrow through it. A quick review of the archives reminded me that this is what we usually have to deal with in a dry summer. I've found this to be an incredibly frustrating situation, but resolve to accept it for the time being. Until funds are available for a new arena and a new water source to irrigate it with, we'll work with what we have, because we have to.
In the meantime, our goals are:
-- to implement the position changes I've worked on with my new trainer
-- to keep Val absolutely in front of my leg, requiring minimal aids to stay forward
-- to improve my focus, so that I can maintain steady, elastic contact
-- to know when to quit (holy crap this one's important!)
-- to get fit (both of us... talking about you too Val!)
so we don't make fools of ourselves - at the clinic we're going to in October! (controlled myself on the exclamation points)
I had a second (really good) lesson at L's place in July, but we both feel that lessons on Val would be ideal. (even though I'm quite fond of the other grey ottb in my life - Tom Terrific - edited to add his handsome mug)
It's a good feeling to have something to work toward again.
|It's hard out here for a horse... ;D|