Weekend recap and a decision

Considering the massive amount of rain we got last week, I was pretty sure that the weekend was a lost cause for riding. And on Saturday I was right… we spent an hour handwalking (the turnouts have been too wet for over a week) and grazing and grooming, but that was about it. The dogs had quite a fun time hunting mice though.

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I also got a pretty awesome haul of new One Horse Designs shirts in the mail on Saturday. Ordered on Wednesday, arrived on Saturday! Can’t beat that. I love them. In fact, I’m wearing one right now (the blue one with the horse head).

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By Sunday everything miraculously dried out and the footing was perfect in all the rings and fields. Turnouts are still pretty wet, so Henry hadn’t been turned out in over a week and hadn’t been ridden since our XC school last weekend, but I just got right on. He was exactly the same as he always is… there’s a lot to be said for a horse that can sit for a while and not be a nut. How I got lucky enough to own two of those is anyone’s guess.

We did practice a little dressage test. Why? Because I think I’ve decided I’m gonna go ahead and try to do the eventing derby this weekend. Why the hell not. The hunter derby is a maybe… I probably won’t decide on that one until the day of. I did discover that our ability to dressage is worse than I thought, so I have a dressage lesson tomorrow. My least favorite thing in the world. Yippee. But it has to be done.

After my ride I joined in the group of eventers at the barn to watch Sylvester (one of the very few horse movies I hadn’t seen yet) and talk a little about eventing in general. Let me tell you, there are many worse ways to while away a Sunday afternoon.

Becacuse who DOESN'T go to Rolex as their first horse show?
Because who DOESN’T go to Rolex as their first horse show?

This morning I have jury duty. Ugh.

22 thoughts on “Weekend recap and a decision

  1. Ugh, I feel your pain on the dressage thing…it’s not my favorite thing in the world either. But good luck at the eventing derby, you and Henry will be bad ass! πŸ˜€

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  2. I love the movie Sylvester! My old trainer showed it to me when I was younger. I think most all horse movies are cheesy and riddled with faux pas as a prerequisite but I still enjoyed it. What did you think?

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  3. excited for your derby! i thought i would hate dressage lessons, but it turns out that having a trainer there makes finding solutions to problems so much easier – and getting actual productive homework instead of trying to figure it out on my own = super helpful. good luck!

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