Monday, June 8, 2015

preview: waredaca

What a weekend! Hope everyone had a good one. It was perfect weather here - and a great outing at Waredaca! Per usual I don't have my ducks in a row well enough to do a full recap just yet - but will give you the quick and dirty version of the good, the bad, and the ugly great.

isabel cheers wick on from the rail
(also, is it just me or does her neck look really kinda ridiculously fat in this pic? haha, bad angle i guess!)
The good: Isabel and I completed our second BN!! I finished each phase with a huge grin plastered across my face, and I think Isabel felt similarly - especially after the jumping phases.


cute mare knows she's cute
The bad: I've maybe become a little complacent with Isabel. She's such an amazing and game mare that I forget she's as new to this as I am. I'm so accustomed to her being a total rock star 110% of the time that her honest bobbles and less-than-stellar moments take me by surprise - so much so that I'm not quick enough with a correction. And it takes a fairly major mistake for me to come to my senses and actually participate in the ride. Lately this is taking the form of stops on cross country (wah), tho at this event it showed up in our dressage too.


B & Wick walking on air after finishing xc (actually Wick maybe looks ready for more!)
The GREAT: B & Wick had their best ever event! Everything clicked and they had what I *believe* might be a personal record dressage score - followed by stadium and cross country rounds for which the term "clear" doesn't come close to doing justice. They were in 5th after dressage and their fantastic jumping rounds moved them up to finish 3rd! Way to go guys!

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun outing!! This is such a teaser - I'm looking forward to the full recap!
    Isabel has such a dainty face. She's so pretty!

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    1. thanks! the full recap will hopefully come tomorrow (and may or may not bleed over to one last day - tho i sadly don't have nearly as much media to share)

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  2. Woot! looking forward to the recap.

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  3. Nice! Can't wait for the full recap.

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    1. thanks - details coming tomorrow i hope!

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  4. Yay for completing another BN! She is so adorable

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    1. thanks! i know BN is technically a 'low' level but it feels like a huge accomplishment haha

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  5. I'm glad things worked out and B is still riding Wick :)

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    1. oh man... you and me both. i never really posted any update to that situation, but it was seriously touch and go for a LONG time. fingers crossed that everything is in balance going forward bc B and Wick are such a great pair!

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  6. Yay! Looking forward to the full rundown =)

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    1. thank you! coming tomorrow and wednesday :D

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