So the last week has been somewhat stressful. Traveling across the country with horse in toe in hard enough, but with a competition and school starting, its CRAZY! But luckily I starting packing way early so now I can really concentrate on preparing for this weekend at Wayne Dupage.
Murphy had a great dressage lesson yesterday working on every little aspect of Intermeidate test B. Not as easy task. We really worked on slowing down the turn on the haunches and adding a little bit more expression in my canter work. Cantering down the centerline all the way to G with a halt is quite a difficult task.
Then today we had a GREAT jump school. Matt is great because he really sets up the questions I want to work on. We worked on bending lines with skinnies off the bank and he set up a very similar exercise with our sunken road to mimik the Maui Jim Water. Murphy felt wonderful and if he jumps anything like he did today... Rolex 2012 here we come. :)
Hey a girls gotta dream right? Ohh and funny story. So I have always been told I am good at training slaves... just kidding, but really I got my brothers and cousins to sponge murphy and graze him for me for 3o mins! Mind you they are all between 4-7. It was awesome. I think that one more of these outings and they will be ready for the vet box. :)
Her are some pics from today...
"Be so good they can't ignore you" - Steve Martin