He's got the idea of first level work pretty well, but he needs lots and lots of time to process it right now. He needs show miles to get comfortable in the ring and he needs home miles to really relax into his work.
So whatever, right? There will be horse shows next year.
Except I'm basically 12.
I resigned myself to not showing at all for about 90 seconds, then last minute on Thursday, I wiggled in to a local show on Saturday. At first level. What the hell.
|could it really go worse?|
So as our last show-prep before moving (back) up to first level at a show, we did these things:
|graze through the fence|
|try to roll in the manure pile|
|have a bath|
|play with grooming equipment|