|settling in at bn!|
Of course, Jinx #2 is Charlie's fat leg. I didn't necessarily love the look of it on Day 2, but he's sound on it and it was actually much reduced in size after a ride. Methinks standing wraps will be our friend the night before the show!
|practicing over challenging grids|
|learning to slice airy verticals|
|first time EVER in the 3' ring!|
|she made it easy tho|
So ya know. It's a *me* problem. And Charlie's a good boy. So it'll be fine. I just have to do my job in the saddle, which may or may not be my motivation for posting all these pictures of me working towards a different move up all that time ago. Actually I *can* do the job. I just need to remember that!
|schoolin ever upwards|
|school high so shows feel easy, right?|
If you're curious, you can see a lot of the intro track from when Isabel and I ran the BN course at Fair Hill last spring (sadness, our last competitive xc run together.... but what a great run it was!). A number of the jumps were either shared with BN or right next to the BN jump, plus we added in that extra Intro house right after the water just so Izzy could get that practice. It's a good watch!
|included bc this picture will always be a favorite <3|
|ok you caught me.... i've gotten a little sidetracked down memory lane|
|ahhh but it's a pretty memory!|
Actually maybe the real challenge is that this will be our first time cantering in a dressage test haha. We'll..... see how that goes. Let's just say Intro C is not my favorite test. At least at Fair Hill they offer an "Open Elementary" division for folks who want microscopic jumps but still want to canter in the dressage test. And they'll even let us do a BN test! Much preferable to the Intro C test, imo.
So we'll see how it goes. Maybe the weather will spoil everything, who knows. But I'm looking forward to a full and hopefully fun weekend! I'm curious tho - especially at the lower levels, what do you look for in preparing for a move up? Or does it hardly even matter when the jumps are so small? Have you been mostly slowed down by cantering v not cantering in a test? Or by courses that offer BN technicality at Intro heights?