I got up to VT in the early afternoon on Thursday. I had a few things to get done at home before I left, and then we had a crazy storm that I didn't particularly want to drive in. I just missed the Welcome Stake, so my trainer was already done for the day when I arrived. I decided to run my couple of errands at the horse show and then find my friend I was staying with. It was pretty hot, in the upper 90's and 100% humidity. Not super fun to hang around in for no reason. I was quite productive on the errand front though. I have some half chaps I got on ebay that are pretty awesome but they were a little big. So I dropped them off at Beval to send out for alterations. My fly bonnets that I ordered a couple months ago had finally arrived too, so I dropped them at Mona's for monogramming. It felt good to get those things out of the way on the first day. Then I headed up the mountain to find my friend. She was hanging in the yard with my favorite Dalmation, Moxie who was enjoying the sprinkler:
Friday I got to have a lesson on Badger. I have zero media though. Sorry friends! He was a good boy, but this only riding him twice a week and hardly ever jumping together really isn't doing me any favors. I kept finding the long spot (to crossrails... terrible plan) then not releasing enough so he would get mad and drag me through the turn after the fence. I did get to play around with his stride in a line though, which was nice. I now know from experience that he can move up or shorten pretty easily to get whatever number I ask for. Pretty nice feature in a baby horse! Hopefully this coming weekend I can do some more jumping at trainer's and get more comfortable on him. Baby steps I suppose. Trainer wasn't showing Friday and neither was my friend so it was another early day at the show. I wandered into town for some Ben & Jerry's and accidentally did a little shopping while I was out there. Oops. Friday evening I ate the confused lobster roll, and then I made a good dent in my book for our book club meeting on Monday. (Last minute reader... apparently I'm exactly the same person I was in high school.)
Saturday morning I rode nice and early, so I could watch my trainer go in the Grand Prix. I just flatted, but Badger was really good.
|Badger did not approve of sharing the camera with Tedeo|
|Yes I will wear my ears as long as it's ONLY ME in the picture!|
|I stick my tongue out at thee.|
Right? I jump crossrails now... Anyway. Sunday morning I stopped at the show to watch my friend in the A/O hunters and then headed home. Thankfully no drama like the last time and I got home fairly early. I had planned to ride, but the the car said it was over 100 degrees out. I figured after three days off that wasn't really fair to the horses. So they enjoyed a day off while I cleaned up the house and picked my dogs up from my mom's.
|This toy is for wearing yes?|
Well... That's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you?