Every Monday: Lesson time! I'm hoping to move to twice weekly come fall, as Mondays are a shared jumping lesson and I'd like a dressage one as well.
This weekend: Barrel race and trail ride. Although this is a fundraiser event and there are fun classes mixed with the serious ones, I've been informed we can't 'compete' (in quotes because I lol at the idea of us being competitive) without western tack and attire. Are they scared someone will show them up in an english saddle?;) Since my western saddle is currently residing with Ginger and as a barn we have one pony and one horse sized saddle to share, we'll have to sit on the sidelines. We're still going along as a barn to participate in the trail ride and cheer on those competing. It will be good for Midge to get out to the show grounds for a day anyway - we'll look at it like a practice run.
|We'll finally have company on this trail!|
Sometime between mid to end of August: Ginger moves to trainer friend in the city for training/sale. I already gave my notice at the horsey paradise barn and it was a very sad day.
September 12/13: Open show and hunter/jumper day. Planning to attend should Midge be ready - even if it's some walk/trot classes and cross rails.
September 22: Dressage percent day. Definitely going to this.
There are also a few other things floating around, like monthly cross country schooling dates, a dressage clinic, and a fall hunt. We'll be attending any and all events that my schedule allows.
As far as eventing, that's looking like a prospect for next spring...the other girls at the barn have all qualified for their respective championships and there isn't anything else on the barn calendar until those occur in the fall. I'm fine with that since moving created a big setback for us both and I don't think we're quite ready. Midge and I are both fairly new to this thing and I'd rather go back to basics and feel confident and over prepared rather than under prepared and unsure!
In further 'exciting' news, there's an off chance one of my previous horses might return home to us this fall as she's been outgrown and needs to move down a level jumping wise. She's still more than capable of anything I'd be brave enough to tackle, so I'm trying to be excited rather than panic over all those $$$ floating away....anyone want a part lease on a lovely mare?