Canter has been a long-term challenge for me and my horse, but hey, I seem to enjoy challenges.
|Well deserved grass after an incredible ride.|
I went in a halter class first thing in the morning, but my first riding class was not to be until after lunch and I spent the entire morning hiding from poring rain. I had no riding warm up time because I was not interested in getting soaked, but literally when I put on the saddle the rain stopped! Hallelujah.
There were tons of puddles in the arena and even though Miss Princess Hooves doesn't like water, I managed to get her trotting through them.
The first class was cross rails which I trotted around successfully like the badass rider I am! So much fun, but not really pushing myself here.
The next was 2' and I convinced myself I was going to canter the whole course.
I wish there had been video. The smile on my face was so big coming out! That right there was what I have been dreaming about for the past 8 years with this horse. I love what she gave me in that class and I love what I pushed myself to do.
Our next scheduled event is something completely different--a distance riding clinic at the park. We have been going hard since April with arena work. I think a trail ride might do us both some good!