On a more positive note, all of the difficult stuff C was drilling us on (who knew going straight was difficult?!) is starting to come to us much quicker, and Oscar is offering that much more in his way of going as a consequence. I feel like the spookiness that haunted us in every dressage test we completed last winter has finally bit the dust.. either that, or I have learnt to cope better with my horse’s overactive imagination. Perseverance paid off, and I can only imagine how much fun we’d be having at the dressage series this year! If we can get out eventing next season we are set to have a ball, I’m absolutely certain of it! My show jumping nerves are surely shrinking away like Oscar’s spookiness, and I feel more excited than nervous to jump these days. We’re getting back to being the awesome team we were during our time at pony club, which makes me happier than you could imagine. Again, perseverance and fostering a “just do it” attitude was key here.
If I can apply that attitude to saving money, we’ll be tearing across country in no time! Until then we’ll just keep drinking coffee and working on getting awesome..