|First time seeing Tillie since Rolex!!|
But since coming back, we just feel rusty.
|Isnt she just so cute!?|
|Tillie totally loving the spring grass and being in heat|
|Tillie is the angry unicorn while i am and ninja cat|
I tried not to get discouraged by this OR our really shitty rainy weather here....apparently we now live in seattle.
|luckily our ring held up ok today|
Our warm up wasnt spectacular, and I did choose to put her in the pelham (THANK GOD). She was certainly feeling her oats and getting that nice soft canter proved to be a bit of a challenge. Tillie started out with one thing in mind...its DERBY day and we just go flat and fast.
|We launch apparently, not jump|
|Yea.....3' aint no big deal|
Here is our first course...it isnt too terrible, but you can see when she tends to get flat.
Then she got pissed to have to do it all again and then the bloppers started:
When we apparently forget how to horse....or anything at all:
SO take two:
Not really much better...A for effort....or asinine?
I regrouped and gave tillie a pep talk and said look mare, you and I can do this and despite the footing, we can make a nice clean round right?
Not great, but at least we got it done eh?
so I decided ONE more go at it and try to slow it all down a bit. Make tillie not think about getting to the other side so much as just jump the freakin jumps. She was getting a bit tired by this point so slightly heavy. You can see my reins are longer/slipping more BUT it was a nicer smoother round:
All in all I was super excited my position felt pretty good minus a few release issues...thats just a work in progress. I felt like I did a better job looking up and stuck with her despite some of her more powerful launches.
She had some less than stellar moments, but I am please with her efforts and think if we can muddle through here than maybe just maybe our novice next weekend wont be so awful!