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.