Sunday, April 19, 2009
Playday at the barn
Had a playday at our barn today. Good food, nice people, and some riding. I was a bit worried that Boo would be spooky, but he surprised me. It was almost as if he knew this was a show of sorts and different then just schooling in the arena. He probably recognized the atmosphere. It's not like it's new to him. The weather was absolutely marvelous. Couldn't ask for better. We did a dressage test ( a baby beginner one) and a walk/trot class and an in-hand trail class. The dressage trainer at our barn served as our judge for the dressage tests, and she was very generous with her remarks and scoring. Boo is afraid of all things trail so we opted to do the in-hand rather than the under saddle. I am going to keep working in-hand for awhile and then shift to under saddle. Make it a goal for summer. More work on the trail course and more trail riding. In the meantime I signed up to go to a dressage clinic next weekend. It will be the first time I've done that. I'm working towards quieting my show nerves so I can maybe do a few schooling shows this summer. All in all it was a perfect day, and now I am going to go lay down my head and veg out. Hope you all had a nice Sunday.