It's been a bit of a whirlwind here since last weekend - starting with the expected horse show hangover on Monday haha.
Ms. Princess got a day off after the show, then an easy breezy trot out through the fields and around the pasture lines. #HillsAreOurFriends!! I seriously need to pay more attention to our conditioning, and will be doing a little thinking / researching / etc on the subject.
Obviously a horse doesn't exactly need to be in peak fitness for BN/N level eventing... But I think we can do a little better than our current state. Recommendations are welcome!! And obvi you can probably expect more posts on the subject.
Anyway, after hacking Izzy out, I hopped back on my friend C's welsh pony Krimpet for a brief 15min school (set up four poles on a largish circle-of-moderate-discomfort and stayed there for the whole ride at trot and canter).
Pony is really SUPER sweet, but has managed to earn herself a new show name in "Bend 'n Snap" - for, um, REASONS. lol. She's cool tho, and C is doing really well with her. I might try to hop on every week or so when possible too. This thing is not exactly at risk of being overworked haha, so every little bit helps!
I'll probably have more to write about this adorable little monster later (plus obvi a zillion pictures of ze'cutes!!!), so stay tuned.
Anyway, I've been out of town ever since Tuesday evening (with Brita playing the role of pinch-rider for Ms Iz and having a TOTAL BLAST in the process). So it's been a little boring lately... BUT. We are making plans.
Some are kinda vague (like, this weekend there is no trainer P lesson so we're gonna figure out something else fun to do), others are more specific (big clinic audit coming up!!!!), and others are so freaking amazing that I really can't even wait (happening next week... might involved other bloggers. And xc schooling. Ooooooh exciting!).
So sorry this post right here is kinda just a tease... but I wanted to get something up just to say that it won't be horribly boring forever!!!
Anyway - hope you all have a great weekend too, and feel free to drop any conditioning ideas you have in the comments!!!