This last weekend I took Addie to the FVPC sponsored Meggan Holloway Clinic. It was both Saturday and Sunday, but I only rode on Saturday. First I had a semi private dressage lesson, and about an hour or so later I had a semi private jumping lesson. Addie was very good for the dressage, but pretty lazy, from now on I will always wear my spurs for dressage. For awhile I had quit wearing them because she was being very responsive, but it didn’t last long. Haha.We worked on using her hind end and transitions, she was pretty good.
For my jump lesson we did grids and little courses, the highest jumps being 2’6″- 2’9″. She had no problem clearing them, she just was being a compete dork. So I will also start wearing my spurs for jumping again too, because they would definitely help re-enforce my leg aids when she is acting up.This is what she has been doing lately:
This is the after math of a helicopter/deer jump, the nose dive. Because of her current jumping style, Meggan has offered for us to come down and have a mini jumping boot camp. Apparently Meggan’s competition horse, Cutter (Addie’s half brother), went through this “phase” as well. He is now being campaigned at Training level, trying to qualify for Prelim.
All in all it was very productive, helpful, and fun. I cant wait for next month!
In the last month Addie and I haven’t really been able to do much anything because I have been sick off and on, so right now she is fat and happy. I have been lunging her at least twice a week to keep her moving, but it still doesn’t cut it, especially with the last mini event of the season at the end of the month. I am pretty disappointed with my self being that I haven’t gotten us where we ideally “needed” to be. If I hadn’t been sick and had continued our training schedule that we had started at Meggan’s back in July we would at least be rocking bn . Right now we only have one smurf (18″) under our belt.
Sorry guys, just needed to vent, now on to the good news.
This weekend I am taking Addie to a clinic that Meggan is coming down and teaching. I am going to see where she thinks we are level wise for the up coming mini event. Right now I am guessing that we will probably go smurf again, but that may change.
I am also going to talk to my Pony Club’s DC about doing my C1 HM and Flat ratings (PC has a new rating system for those that may not have an appropriate mount for any of the 3 areas that one is rated on) sometime soon, because we are both more than ready for them.
So here are my goals leading up to next spring:
- Take Addie to the Mini Event at either smurf or bn and end on our dressage score
- Have a dressage score better than 36
- Get my C1 HM and Flat ratings this fall
- Over the winter get both my C2 HM and Flat ratings
- In the spring get both of my C1 and C2 Jumping ratings, so I will have both of the original “eventing” ratings for both
Thats all for right now, I will post more soon 😉