So, the wisdom tooth fiasco went just fine...it kicked my butt a little more than I remember the first time around, but hey, I was also an indestructible teenager then! Bad news is there will be more to fix at a later date, good news is tomorrow is a holiday here in Canada and I hope to get out and enjoy some of it!
In the meantime, I'm getting more and more excited to get home. I've been reading all of your guys' blogs and all your goals and monthly recaps and I'm so, so excited to be close to being at a point where I can make a legit recap and riding plan!
For now, some August goals:
Find Bridget a ride home prior to the end of the month.
- I have a few leads and have fingers crossed something works out
Get the most I can out of my remaining lessons.
- It could be awhile before I get any more jumping lessons, so I need to push myself a little. I've come so far, but would still like to really ride through that inevitable line that I always find to hold back on. I need to always remember it's so much easier if I keep the same forward pace through the entire ride!
Make a list and check it twice.
- I live in a small town with little in the way of tack or farm supplies. It's best to buy anything I think I might need here where I can look in person and not have to pay monster shipping fees. Also, there is no provincial sales tax in Alberta. Bonus :)
Sell some things.
-This will be ongoing. I have an assortment of tack from past horses that will never fit either Ginger or Bridget, also a lot of riding clothes that are too big for me to keep wearing. I need to start sorting through it all and getting rid of what I don't need. I've accumulated a huge quantity of stuff, when what I really need are a few quality items that fit well and will last. Putting my old gear in a box in the basement doesn't make it go away.
- It's been a little while since I've had a really green horse and I should go back through my books and notes to see what I might be forgetting. Bridget is the exact opposite type than what I'm used to, so some chapters I have skimmed through in the past probably contain some useful information!
-This is just a matter of keeping up with it and not getting discouraged when things level off for a bit. I'm doing good, but I can always be better!