I am trying my best to keep my demons at bay and focus on how fact Tillie has caught on to things lately...you know focus on the good rather than the bad (like our dressage has felt not as great lately).
|Hail balls that were pelting us while riding|
Mother nature surely made things interesting and decided to start raining and hailing on us which made Tillie a bit reactive, my cold with them managing to get down my jacked and the footing sloppy. BUT a good barn friend convinced me to try anyway saying that one day I may be competing in something like this and we are eventers...so you know we are supposed to be tough an all.
|Tillie looking like a drowned rat|
So we started getting ready and setting up....and Tillie had many opinions about everything being in heat and all. I also realized my weirdo horse likes to poop on the wall when in heat:
|See fresh one? Yea...and all the other old stains too?|
|Starting to look like an eventer!|
|Mares got springs!|
We warmed up over a small x which slowly built up to low bounces to a one stride vertical to a one stride oxer. We eventually tested Tillie a bit by raising the last vertical of the bounce into the first one stride and the final oxer. She was fabulous!
Here is the compilation: