One day Jackie was riding me and she got all excited because I started going like a 'good little dressage horse'. I don't know what she was all excited about; she should know by now that if you ask me to do something and if I understand what you're asking; I'll do it! Anyway I hear that I'm going to a dressage show next weekend. I haven't a clue what to expect but I look forward to another new experience. All I know is that since they decided that I'm going to the show Kyle has been riding me more and I have been in the ring more than going out in the trails. Not so sure I like that.
That's it for me for now; I'll let you know how the show went.
Jill wasn't kidding when she said that things were really busy around here. Jackie and Kyle were so busy I didn't get ridden a few weeks. Actually I really needed the break. All this training stuff was stressing be out and I started to grind my teeth to let them know. I wish I was more like Jill; she seems to take everything in stride. Anyway they seemed to understand that I was worried about the bit because when Kyle started riding me again he put a bridle on me without a bit; it's called a hackamore or something like that. I don't care what it's called; I'm just a lot more relaxed going without a bit.
We have been doing a lot of trail rides and doing more jumping on the trails. One day Kyle pointed me at a big jump called a 'hogs back'. A funny name for a fence and it doesn't look anything like the back of a hog. Well I actually have never seen a hog, but I do't think it looks like this pie of logs. Anyway I said 'whoa baby are you're sure?" Jackie yelled at Kyle that I wasn't ready for a fence that big yet and Kyle said 'yes he is'. So Jackie decided that Pip should go first to show me how its done. Well I didn't want to disappoint Kyle and I wanted to show Jackie that I could do it ...so I jumped it way higher than I needed to. Both Kyle and Jackie were all excited. That makes me happy. Since then I have jumped the show jumping course and most of the Starter cross country jumps I like jumping and I think I'm ready to try bigger jumps.
We have a new horse in the barn with a strange name; Wie. Not only does he have a strange name he is a different breed, a Hanoverian. I don't know, he looks like the rest of the TB's on the farm. Despite his name and breed he's a nice guy about my size and age. I really like hanging out with him.
|Wie and Me - hey that rhymes|
While Jill is going to a dressage show I'm going to a jumping clinic! All three of of us young guys: Wie, Rugby and me will be making a road trip the first weekend in Dec. Here's hoping the weather is good, although I here we will be in a indoor ring. I've never been in one before, but I hear that they keep out the with and the rain. I hope there isn't any snow like we're getting today. I'm not quite ready for snow yet.
Well I be sure to give you an update after the jumping clinic in Dec.