Remember when I entered B for our first comp in over a year before COVID19 cancelled it?
Yeah. Me too.
On the plus side, the oranising committee quickly arranged for a virtual dressage competition to take place not long after. I quickly jumped on board.
My actual level of grace
A chance to compete without needing to
- plait up
- wash my horse
- clean my tack
- float to a location
- navigate the
death ringwarm up
Well, let’s just say I am all for it as a pseudo-return to competing.
It came at a good time too, because an uncharacteristically wet march has left the jumping arena a bit too soggy for any jumping.
We entered two tests, the Prep C (walk & trot only)…
…as well as the Prelim 1B test…
…because these are what we entered for the comp that was cancelled. At home I don’t see much point in doing just the walk/trot test but there was only the one prelim test, so might as well make hay while the sun shines and enter both.
In real life I would definitely be doing a walk/trot test at a new venue.
The dressage cramming has begun
We have to get the test filmed and online by the end of this week. Of course, this is the time where I have just switched B over to a new bit, so… yeah…
We will see how it all shapes up.
Overall, he continues to go very sweetly for me. I absolutely cannot fault his attitude at the moment because he is such a hard worker.
What I can fault is myself.
I am fairly sure all of life’s evils could be remedied by me shortening my reins but here we are.
Has increased awareness fixed this problem?
Will I ever learn?
I hope so.