This might be one of the best full weekends in memory. Toni and I went to the Horse Capital of Florida (Ocala) and met up with family to watch demonstrations on natural obstacle courses and western dressage. I loved the natural obstacle course and want to incorporate several items here:
The western dressage demo was pretty basic, but I’m happy to say, Toni wants to show Sugar now – in…dressage! I’m so excited. We obviously need to wait until we have a horse trailer and by then she might be shipping off to Peace Corps – but now she has a similar goal to mine!
After being inspired by the awesome horses we saw (including a Gypsy Vanner), Ashley came to give us a lesson. It was great, especially since I haven’t had her come out since June (way too hot and buggy to seriously work the horses!)
Kobi and I have the same homework from June: drop my shoulder (slightly) to the inside as well as my hip; work harder on circles to the right (clockwise); and our transitions.
Glad to see some things never change – maybe now since the weather’s cooling down and the bugs go wherever they go in the winter we can master our to-do list!