-Pony needs to work harder at the canter. We have one at last, yay! But smart babies think that means it time to run around really fast and inverted on the forehand, objecting greatly to any contact. Work on balanced transitions up and down and try to carry that balance into a few strides before and after the transitions. Build from there! I did this, but really didn't get as much progress as I would have liked, as evidenced by this week's runaway train canter!
-Don't stress over Ginger I am awesome at beating myself up for 'giving up' by not riding or focusing on her. She's happy, she gets plenty of attention, and she's healthy. I need to let go of the guilt - pretty sure her feelings aren't hurt by my riding Bridget so much :) She'll be there when or if I'm ready, but I'm going to try not to pressure myself to make any decisions. Time, we've got lots of it! Failed so badly here.
Finally, the June Goals:
-Weekly Lessons. Currently means travelling home each weekend. Oh darn :)
|Tired just thinking about it|
-Keep it Fun. This is going to be a month of transition, so try to not sweat the small stuff (like only being able to ride on weekends) and any setbacks/lack of progress. Also, resist the temptation to drill the poor pony and get out for a nice relaxing trail ride at least one day.
-Find a Barn for July 1st. Should be easy, right? lol. I want to move Bridget here so I can ride and get lessons after work. Can I hope to salvage some sort of a show season too? Ginger is going to stay where she is and I've made tentative plans with the barn owner to get out on the weekends I'm home for a trail ride with Ginger's boyfriend, the BO's Morgan named Mac.
|Ginger and her man|
-Map Out a Tentative Show Season (dependent on above), but can't hurt to attend some of the local events in the meantime as a spectator and get an idea of what's offered/what the format is like.
-Examine Finances. (And come up with a plan moving forward). Sometimes reality sucks, and this is one of those necessary tasks I hate. Bonus: A new job. Double bonus: my truck will be paid off this month, so no debts/payments left. Negatives: Boarding here is very expensive. Travelling home regularly also expensive. Rent here is expensive, and we want to buy - more $$$$$. I would like a horse trailer - also expensive. You get the idea. I love my horses, but I need to balance them with my desire for a home base here and a savings account too :)