Thursday, May 26, 2016

Loch moy looming

Not sure why all of a sudden my nerves and anxiety is kicking in for this weekend's event at Loch Moy. The more I think about it, the more I think its more or less excitement than fear.

Don't get me wrong, every time I compete, there is a healthy dose of fear...its not about messing up in the sense we knock a rail or have a run out XC, but more or less the safety aspect because lets face it, my mare hasnt always been the safest thing to ride.

Who me?!
I feel pretty confident about the work we have done and our preparation...She is going more uphill, we havent had a ton of sass, dolphining or bucking or taking off issues but all the same this event means a lot. 

While we went out and rocked our first Novice and I do honestly feel pretty darn good going into this one this weekend...this event is like the one that will determine if Novice really feels good. It will be the event that will hopefully tell us if we are solid here or if we have holes we need to fill in. 

Lets feel this good about jumping this weekend ok Tills?!

Either way, thats part of horses right? I am realllllyyy trying hard to go in confident, but also with the ability to adapt with what Tillie throws my way IF there are some holes that pop up. I am happy to be able to say Tillie feels the best shes ever felt so I at least have that in the back of my mind assuaging some of my doubt about either of our abilities. 

Like being able to jump this kind of stuff without hesitating
I just need to focus on what we know, what we have been working on and have faith in the training. 

I am hopeful that our XC schooling today at Windurra (Yes at Boyd Martin's place!) with Dom Schramm (Ok that sentence with all the name dropping is a bit overboard-groupie) will just solidify how good things are feeling. 

Yay for feeling good! (Lets hope we can keep it!)


  1. Name drop away that is awesome!!! Have a blast!!! You guys will do great.

  2. Oooooh, you're gonna have so much fun at Windurra!

  3. Sounds like you are going to have such an awesome weekend!

    Good luck at Loch Moy!

  4. Name drop away; that schooling sounds awesome. I love your last picture. I thought I was the only one who did that lean forward and push the ears up thing.