I still haven't freaking schooled XC and at this point I'm not sure I'll have time before I go Starter at Stone Place in July. We'll wing it. We'll be fine..... I think. Between racing and operated puppies and the like, it just hasn't happened yet. I was supposed to have a dressage lesson too which I have yet to schedule but would love to sneak in right before the show!
|this past fall, hacking out with E|
|he's doing great!|
The Confo Shots:
Rudest confo shot to date (please view fullsized :P ).
and Twister obviously doesn't give a shit
|Feet update! Photobombed by the owner of the feet!|
School XC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In all honestly, this probably won't even happen now. But I can always make some more ghettoass xc jumps for my paddocks at home and work on those and find a ditch somewhere to leap over a few times. Life is not letting me drive to Prospect just to school. Stupid life. Stupid adulting. :P I have some friends that event in Indiana and invited M and I out for a weekend sometime to school and take some dressage and jumping lessons with them and to trail ride. A 3 day weekend of our choice packed with riding fun. I'm hoping maybe in September it can be arranged!
Complete our first HT in almost 2 years! Seriously, has it been that long?? It has. September 2013 was the last time we went to a HT and we did Baby Starter which meant x-rails and ridiculously tiny xc jumps that we could pretty much just step over for the most part. I am waiting for entries to open for Stone Place so I can print mine out and mail it in. I'm so freaking excited!
|xc, sept 2013. will never ever go xc in a plain snaffle again|
pretty sure my arms fell off and are still laying out there
in the field at Land's End somewhere...
Learn to Halt Square!!!!!!!!!!!
Self explanitory. All 4 feet. Square. Not sprawled like a newborn foal!
|old photo. one of our better halts.|
Canter work! Our canter needs work. Oh, we're fine(-ish) for jumping and galloping around. But I mean for dressage. It needs to be a canter that won't have us jumping out of the ring because we're falling apart and can't keep on a 20 meter circle..... I'd like to find maybe a schooling dressage show to try a test with cantering in it. This will require a lesson. And it will require me to SITUPANDSTRETCHDOWNDAMNIT and for Twister to stop cheating all the time (so I guess I'll have to crack down on letting him.......) He gets so long and low sometimes and I think maybe he should have been a racehorse. He's not as bad jumping, but still he could use some lift in that department as well.
|last summer, our raging bull canter.|
Have more fun! I have very limited riding time during the week what with having to take care of all my kiddos and Mr 4 More Weeks of Stall Rest and the constant mowing. So I get where I just want to work on skills and fitness and I forget to do fun things with Twister. I need to take more time for this. Horses needs to goof off too! Not to mention that we'd bond over the dumb shit we'd do. Also some group trail rides with the girls need to be arranged. They both ride mares and Twister lovessss his lady friends ;)
|random fun stuff, yes i know, i should have|
|LUVZ playing in the water!|