So I have decided that Murphy is heading to Fail Hill International Horse Trials for the CCI** October 13-17 in Elkton, Maryland. This basically means the next upcoming weeks are going to be full of long walks, sprits up the hill, and working in the 20X60. I am very excited and have even started posting sports quotes all over my room to motivate myself.
I think sometimes as event rides we tend to focus too much on our horses, but there is a lot to be said for our own fitness and mental game. I have been swimming to help with my cardio and it tends to keep me sane. Here are some of my favorite quotes that have giving me some inspiration for the long trot sets...
"It's a rough road that leads to heights of greatness" Seneca
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them" Michael Jordan
"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat" Herschel Walker
When I find some good ones, I'll post them up here. Anyone got anything good?
This upcoming weekend, aka tomorrow I am leaving for Poplar Place Horse Trials in Hamilton, GA. Murphy is going to be doing the CIC** and Bijou is doing the training level. My goal is to have three good phases on both horses. Murphy isn't going to be running fast, but I would really like a clean XC round on both horses as I know that they are both more than capable. This past weekend both horses had a great XC school at the farm and are ready f Poplar this weekend.
Oh and USC is now ranked #12... WOW!
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to tell stories. Follow Murphy and I on all our adventures of traveling around the country and competeing at the upper levels of eventing.... Im sure it will be a treat :)