Friday: Jump school
Saturday: Trailer 2.5 hrs to weekend show venue. Dressage lesson in the evening. More relaxed than at home, but still a good workout, 15+ min of canter, and an equal amount spent in trot. About 30min walking hack around the grounds. It was hot out, and pony was very sweaty!
Sunday: Show day! 20 min warmup followed by dressage test equivalent to Training 1, then a quick tack change, a 10 min jump warmup, followed by 2 rounds at 2'3". Pony got more excitable as the day went on, but was definitely tired feeling when I pulled her up after round two. Trailered home that evening.
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Wednesday: Jump lesson. Multiple rounds focusing on a forward, energetic pace, hind end powering us. Pony was VERY tired feeling, but game to try and didn't quit mentally once during the hour. That's a big win.
Thursday: Trainer ride. Dressage. Pony must stay round and straight thru all the transitions and carry herself. More of an exercise in strength than cardio this time.
Friday: Trying new saddle. Planning some light flatwork, a few jumps, and a short hack, just to get a good feel. Fitter comes Sunday. Fingers crossed!
Upcoming weekend: Planning a good hack on the "medium (1.5hr) loop" since we missed ours this week, probably incorporate some hillwork too. The weather report is super sketchy with wind and rain warnings, so we'll see. She can have Sunday off except for the saddle fitting appointment, and then we'll return to our normal fitness schedule next week.