We have the big goal of doing first level (ack!) at the recognized show in May.
|someday i will ride the canter not like a monkey|
Moment of silence for all the pretty shit I will be not buying the rest of the winter. SOB. GOODBYE CUSTOM MATTES.
The second key is video. I need to be consistent about getting video of myself and my horse and I need to get over my hatred of watching it. Video keeps me honest about myself and shows me what the judge sees. That is critical to improving.
So. I made myself watch my derby videos and am including them below if you're interested. (I am not offended if you're not.) My trainer is totally ok with me handing her my phone and taking lesson video, so that's covered too.
Derby Dressage Intro B(score of 35):
And the ground poles course:
(My apologies--aside from about the first 15 seconds of the ground poles, both those videos are wicked boring.)
And hey! If I haven't lost you yet, there's even video from my lesson.
So here we go. Onwards into first level and video and the modern era!