I arrived on Wednesday evening with just enough time to grab some dinner at a local Italian restaurant. It happens to be right next to my favorite Froyo place too so...
Thursday I was at the barn to see my boy at 9 am. He was happy to see me! (I mean maybe not, but let's pretend he was.)
After the horse show we had lunch and then I headed back north to run a few errands. I had a quiet night, and was back at the barn at 9 am on Friday. I had a bit of a break through with GTO (who is also called Badger now. After Honey Badger. Cause Honey Badger don't care. And nothing phases this boy)! I've been riding him like a china doll which really means I wasn't really riding him. And as a result NOTHING I was doing really went that well. Never bad, just not great either. Finally I realized I could RIDE the horse. He doesn't get mad when I actually tell him what I want. He just does it. Imagine that?! Ugh. He's such a nice horse!
Saturday morning came super early. Artie had a 1.35 meter classic and Charlie was doing another 1.15 M class. Both classes started at 8 am, so I had to leave the house at 6:15. Not too bad though. Most horse show mornings start much earlier! The horses were great again! Artie had a few rails in the middle part of the course, but he jumped amazingly after that. Charlie was great too, but his human forgot where she was going and had to circle. Oops.
I rode GTO when we got back from the horse show and had a lesson. He's such an understanding boy.... Ugh I have SO much work to do. Seriously. It's like I can't even canter a raised cavaletti! Oye. Thankfully no matter how many times I mess up, GTO just keeps trying. Seriously. Such a good pony. I hope I don't mess up this one. We didn't do very much Saturday so we could do more on Sunday. Baby steps for my ammy brain!
When I got back home, the parentals invited me to get a mani pedi with them. You don't say no to a sponsored mani pedi! Especially after a butt kicking lesson. Those foot rubs were much needed.
|Yes, I wear jeans when it's 85 degrees.|
Sunday was a normal morning at the barn. I got there at nine and got to flat Charlie finally! Yay! He's so much fun!
And then we continued my lesson with GTO. I think it went pretty well for the most part. But Ugh! I'm really in a bad place considering how soon show season is. Might have to focus more on lessons and less on showing for awhile. (#firstworldproblems amiright?!)
After riding, I joined the parentals at the driving range. Which is funny because I have absolutely no idea how to hit a golf ball. You should have been there...
|I am not in this photo. It's for the best. Really.|
My dad had to drive up to Orlando for a marketing group meeting Sunday night, so my step mom and I headed to the local Mexican restaurant. My dad isn't a fan of Mexican food (I know, how is he my dad?!) so we figured it was the perfect place to go without him. It did not disappoint.
And just like that, it was time to come back north. To the land of 40 degrees. But also to all my four legged kids. So that part was nice. My flight actually landed a little early, and I was home before five to unpack, feed the tall kids, and get the short kids at their grandma's house. I really miss those kids when I'm away!
Well that's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Have you been riding much? Running? Something else fun?