Weekend recap: SAVED!

Since the show got cancelled due to rain, my weekend didn’t start out very well. I tried to eat my feelings

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And treat them with a little retail therapy

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But to say that I was a pretty grumpy person on Saturday is probably the understatement of the century. Then on Saturday evening I got a message from the eventing trainer at the barn, asking if I had any interest in hauling out the next morning for a last minute impromptu XC school. Ummm lemme think about it for a millisecond… YES!!! Weekend saved!

So we loaded up the ponies on Sunday and headed off a couple hours north to MeadowCreek Park. They had gotten very little rain so the footing was perfect and the weather, aside from being humid, was nice and mild.

I have to be honest and sayย that I thought Henry would be a bit spooky and backed off of the XC fences a little. I wasn’t sure if he’d get in the water or jump a ditch. Here’s where I get to admit that I was wrong.

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He started out a teeny bit looky and kinda jazzed up (he jigged a few steps when we first walked out to the field… he never jigs) but as soon as he jumped a few he relaxed and was just a rockstar. There were a couple things that he checked in with me about “Are you sure we should jump this?” but I just closed my leg and he motored right over. He even jumped a log out of the water. Pretty darn thrilled with him and he seemed to have a blast. By the end he felt very confident and more bold – exactly the effect I was hoping for.

I also got to meet Jen from Wyvern Oaks, her husband, and the super adorable duo Paddy and Brego. Watching Brego jump around was awfully darn cute, he’s a very cool (and giant) dude. Jenย was also kind enough to take video so I’ll get that up sometime this week.

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Today I’m off to Georgia to Rising Star Farm to spend a couple days playing with stallions and babies. I will take plenty of pictures, of which probably 90% will be selfies of me and Valentino. Prepare yourselves.

Hope everyone else had a good weekend and has a good week ahead!

27 thoughts on “Weekend recap: SAVED!

  1. Crispin and mac-n-cheese? How can you go wrong there?

    And Henry was EPIC this weekend! What a good boy, and so game! I’ll send the vids as soon as I can.

    Also, I’m not sure how you did it, but you made Paddy and Brego look the same size in that pic. Impressive!

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      1. Truly, it’s not that difficult. You could probably get most of your arm in there before he’d notice something was amiss… can you say 7 inch bit?

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  2. what an awesome and fun weekend – so glad you got to get out and do fun stuff even with a canceled show ๐Ÿ™‚ and even better that you got to go meet other bloggers (and their celebrity horses lol)

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