Monday, November 21, 2011

We're Doing It

As I mentioned, I had a grand jumping lesson on Thursday. I felt like I learned a lot and was able to do some difficult things with Izzy that exceeded my expectations for my perception of my ability. When I rode by myself on Sunday, I jumped Izzy through the exercises that were still set up from a previous lesson, and it went really, really well.

Really well. We were both relaxed and confident and in rhythm. Thanks to limited tack room space, my jump saddle lives at the barn and my dressage saddle lives at home, so I've done a lot of time in the jump tack lately, which in turn makes me more comfortable in it.

So. I've set a goal.

In order to keep up our tradition of attending one show per year, Izzy and I are going to attend the Northwind Winter Jumping Show on December 19th. We are going to jump in the 2'3" and 2'6" classes and I am not going to freak out. I am going to stay relaxed and loose and know my courses and have a good time.

Wish us luck!

11 comments:

  1. Good luck! I think that's a great idea :)

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  2. Good luck & have fun. Hope to read about it soon.

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  3. I'm so excited for you both!! Can't wait to hear all about it and there better be PICTURES of you and your beautiful pony reaping the benefits of your tack-whorishness;)

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  4. Exciting! You and Izzy will rock!

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  5. GOOD LUCK!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

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  6. Good luck!! You guys will do awesome!!

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  7. How fun!! Can't wait to hear about it.

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  8. Yay! Good luck! Can't wait to see you guys all turned out in your fancy duds - and to hear the report. You've been pouring a lot of work into your riding. Bet you see the results! ;)

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  9. You have the right attitude, and I am sure you and Izzy are going to be great!

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  10. What a great opportunity. Those heights will be perfect for your first time out and the date sounds just about right for you to get comfortable with the idea.

    Go for it, girls!! *S*

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