- Limit Hunter Over Fences 3
- Limit Hunter – Handy Round
|WE GOT A THIRD!!!!!|
|WE GOT A THIRD!!!!!|
Unfortunately, my parents got stuck in traffic and missed my over fences rounds. The rain let up at the beginning of my division and I decided to get on and get over fences before the rain came back and the ring got even muddier.
My plan was just to ride like I did in schooling the day before and remember two things: (1) look over the fence and (2) stretch up after the landing. Our warm-up round was decent. That is, I made some mistakes but I was very happy with it. I had some tight spots coming home, a long spot into our outside line and we had a really late lead change, but overall I was really happy with Miles and myself: I saw all my distances, stretched up and Miles listened to all my cues.
My first trip was even better than our warm-up. I fixed our long spot on the outside line and got all of our leads! Our turn to the brown diagonal line was a little too short and we still had some tight spots coming home, but other than that I was thrilled!
My second trip was by best round to date, ever. I came out of the ring beaming from ear to ear! Our outside line was PERFECT. I saw the distances, and the strides were right there: I’m pretty sure that the clouds opened up and a beam of light shown down from above while I rode that line. It was that pretty. I was tight to the final fence, but other than that it was absolutely perfect.
After our fence rounds we went back to the stall and untacked. My parents pulled it about 15 minutes after, and we all hugged and hung out until my under saddle. It was a big class: 12 of us all together. My plan was not to fuss at Miles too much and make everything look smooth and easy, especially our canter departs. Again, I just wanted to see how Miles was during the flat — does he get fast with so many horses in the ring, will he be grumpy, etc. Mostly, I wanted to use it to see what we could work on at home during our flat rides. I didn’t have a big budget, so I didn’t buy a flat horse. I figured with such a big class, we wouldn’t place – which is all good since I was there for just the experience anyways.
It seems like the universe is trying to keep me from the upcoming horse show. First we had this:
Which put Miles on the DL for two days (Saturday and Sunday). We had a good hack on Monday, right before this showed up:
And then Tuesday I went on the DL:
So I stayed home on Tuesday, was sent home yesterday morning and then I didn’t sleep last night because I couldn’t breathe. All of this leaves me feeling a bit like this:
Miles had his first farrier appointment since I purchased him last Thursday. I was pretty excited, as it had been a year and six months (almost to the day) since I last saw my farrier, D. He helped me out so much with Visa and is just an all-around awesome guy, I had missed him!