Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One more day...

and then Aspen.

Here are our ride times.

Some day I'm sure all of this will seem like no big deal.

We had a stadium jumping schooling today with a gal named Terrie Hook. She was kind enough to fit us in on very short notice. Jasper was a star. He did his first combinations (3 in a row!), his first oxer, and his first roll top. He did a really hard short left hand turn to a pretty substantial fence and nailed it each time. Had a few stops but always went over everything the second time. Terrie really liked him and thinks he'll be a great eventer, and warned me not to try to move him up the levels too fast. No problem. Events are few and far between on the dry side, and are not cheap to enter. Josh let me borrow his Jeffries Flyover (my stirrup fell off my saddle AGAIN yesterday when we were schooling cross country) and man what a difference a saddle can make. I felt much more secure.

One more dressage schooling day tomorrow. I sewed the buttons back on Janaira's old dressage coat I've been borrowing for the last, um... years. It monsooned rain today, so do a little sun dance for the weekend.


Kate said...

Good luck - and have fun!

EvenSong said...

Wow--Sounds like you're ready! Will you be able to borrow the saddle for the weekend? I'd hate to have you loosing stirrups. Good Luck!

BritnieAnn said...

Yeah! Deep breaths and have FUN! Cant wait to hear how great yall did!

Yankecwgrl said...

Good LUCK!!! Can't wait for photos and results!

jacksonsgrrl said...

Awesome! So cool! I've been down for the count and things are not good right now, but I am quite happy with your progress. Of course, I do wish it was my own! :)
But dang, girl, you should be proud of JASPER and you! I am.
I need to catch up on your blogs, I haven't been on here in 3 weeks, bag things are afoot in the Circle K Corral. Looks like life is about to get hard....with the loss of my dog, and EVEN MORE HELL afoot than that, well, say a hopeful something for me! :)

manymisadventures said...

Hey there- sorry I never got the chance to come find you at Aspen, I was busting my butt all weekend for my trainer ;)

I think I heard them saying over the sound system that you were 3rd after dressage. Can't wait to hear how the rest of the weekend went for you!