I'm struggling to find interesting ways to talk about the training process with Courage. Some of you write the most incredible lesson wraps and I think that's cool, but like. Our week looks more like this:
Monday: decide to be the grown up and not put the leaping pad on C, even though it's pretty. Skip lunging, but realize that w/t in the indoor is the limit that C's brain can handle today, even though you have a real photog and want kickass pictures. Staying alive>glorious fail pictures at the funeral.
Wednesday: Ride early in the morning to try and beat the horrendous spring winds. Find out C was just vaccinated and is completely incapable of bending his neck or going on a contact or anything. Stare at all the letters in the dressage arena and wonder how you're going to ride a test in that muddle while walking on the buckle.
|horse obv dying. obv.|
Friday: try to remember not to burn your horse out on dressage before his big move-up show. Consider setting jumps and realize that pissing him off over fences is also a bad idea.
Saturday: look like we have our shit together hopefully.
Sunday: repeat Saturday? Or not, if Saturday is bad.
|there's a broke horse in there somewhere|
I'm not complaining about it--I enjoy my horse and his quirks make me laugh, but how exactly I make interesting blog content out of "today my horse couldn't turn his head to eat a carrot" is a bit beyond me.