|Woah, what was I seeing in her when I bought her....|
|The state of her hooves when she first came home.|
|Early first rides.|
Dressage was fascinating. I soaked up every bit of information I could and discovered great horsemen/women such as Walter Zettl and Karen Rohlf.
|Give-it-a-go dressage show|
|And it turns out she can jump! sometimes...|
It hasn't been all daisies and roses with steady progress; more like one step forward, two steps back. However, the pony is learning and after every apparent set back it is like she is taking it in and figuring it out, and well, just improving so much! Along with her, I feel myself learning and becoming more confident as well and it is just a really place to be right now because in five days we will be attending our first derby!!
Savvy jumping all the weird makeshift jumps at home like no big deal. :)
I am preparing myself mentally to ride this weekend like it is a clinic. Show up to learn and take notes. Saturday morning is in fact a lesson with a very sought-after coach I was fortunate enough to get assigned with. Then Saturday afternoon I am volunteering to help set up flags on course (I am thinking familiarity breeds relaxation, right?). Then Sunday will be derby day with dressage followed by my pace and xc rounds. I can't wait!!!