Saturday, 19 March 2016

No Show

Less than a month into my proposed show season, and we have a couple of cancellations. The dressage show we were going to attend this weekend has been cancelled through no fault of my own. Click here if you want to read a very sensationalist and dramatic news story why lol, Must have been a slow news day since this was front page, breaking news.

pics from 2015 to break text again. rest assured, her treat face is still the same as it was a year ago
The date for the (MREC - different barn/city) show the following day was shuffled to Easter weekend, which made me reconsider that as well - all those transport and ferry fees for 1 day of showing, on Easter weekend, a week and a half prior to our big 5 day outing to the interior of the province for the spring eventing clinic series. Hmm, as I may have mentioned in a previous post or two, I'm not independently wealthy and compromises must be made.

 So, the next couple of weeks will remain a little slowish. Looking forward, as mentioned, mid April is eventing camp, which I am beyond excited for. Then the third weekend in April is a clear rounds day at the local club. May through Sept is busy, busy, busy. So, we will take the remainder of March and all of April to hopefully be even more prepared for the show season,
rest up, little pony

As far as ride recaps, my last couple of rides have been nothing great. We're back to giraffe pony and rider who can't seem to find the right balance between pony being behind the leg and wiggly or forward and running through the bridle. I gave up and went for a hack instead the other day. That proved a wise choice, since the sun was shining and warm, the trees were getting their first leaves, and it was just generally a nice day to slow down and appreciate what a nice corner of the world we live in. Spring is here, for real!
a more accurate representation of the size of her belly than one might think

Fitness wise, I've been keeping to the plan and feeling great. Midge has been keeping to the fitness side of things, but she's hangry all the time and it's not been easy for her. She's had to be put in lock down at night so the barn doesn't run out of hay so she will lose weight, and she thinks it's torture to stand there and watch everyone else have free access to the feeder 24/7.


13 comments:

  1. Love that photo of sleepy Midge. She has no idea what's coming! lol.

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    1. I'm uncertain whether she's going to LOVE eventing or just want to half-heartedly trot everything lol. It's going to be fun to find out!

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  2. Awesome that your and pony's fitness goals are coming along!

    Now if only someone could lock me away from the refrigerator! ;)

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    1. I need to be locked away from the kitchen entirely ;)

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  3. I love that shadow picture of her. Katai sympathizes ;)

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    1. It's hard being a horse in a pony body!

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  4. Nice job sticking to the fitness plan! And sometimes it's nice to slow down and enjoy a pretty day!

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  5. Eventing camp sounds so exciting!!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it more than anything else this year :)

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  6. I heard about the strangles outbreak - bummer!

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  7. Love that shadow pic too!! Bummer about the cancelled shows tho. Seems to be the way of early season plans...

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  8. I understand Midge's hangriness lol! Eventing camp sounds AWESOME- can't wait to hear about it!

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