First and foremost Kristen and Laz deserve the biggest shout-out ever! I surprisingly procrastinated and didn't order my OTTB-Tee until just a few days ago. I sent a note to Kristen and I had my shirt in had like 3 days later <3! That is awesome! I then got to sport it on our cross country lesson! And it will be shown off with pride at the Horse Trial in just 2 days! OMG it is 2 days away! My favorite part of it all was the note she sent along with it.
|How sweet is this?|
|I made sure Steady got his kisses from Kristen.|
We went XC schooling on Memorial Day. Once again this horse never ceases to amaze me. The trust that I have earned with him over the last 2 years is paying off 10 fold now. I can point him at anything and he just does it. There is no looking or over thinking. I say jump and he says how high and it is so damn fun! We did some completely new things we did this weekend! A hanging log over a ditch. I saw it from far away and told the instructor I wanted to go do that because we have never jumped anything with a ditch under it. I would say 3 ft high 3 across and he did like it was nothing or like he had done it a million times. We jumped a stone wall, a large bench that had big rocks all over it and one of my favorite a skinny palisade. We have never done a skinny and I was very thrilled. It was all so awesome! I feel like we are as prepared as possible for the HT. The only thing I didn't get to practice that I would have liked to is water, there was no water in it. I guess that leaves us with one surprise.
It is crunch time. I leave at 3 pm on Thursday. So just 40 hours until departure and it is unbelievable what I still need to do. Let me tell you a few things. I have to deliver for the Co-op tomorrow which includes driving about 200 miles. I have to bake 8 loaves of bread, pick up everything, sort it, weigh it, pack it into my car then deliver it. That is not even touching the facts that I really should ride my horse (not sure that is going to happen), clean my tack, wash all saddle pads, go grocery shopping, pack for camping (such a chore in itself), pack the trailer and so on and so on. Yikes!
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Well I guess the next 6 of those 40 hours are best spend with my eyes closed good night.