Not much going on in the horse world, as I’ve ridden only once since the last show. While that ride did feel great, I don’t feel over the hump yet. I realized that in my journey to straightness, I have been working less on really bending through our circles, which was highlighted in the judge’s comments. So we worked on plenty of figure-eight’s and balanced transitions incorporating bend. He felt good. Maybe we
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Tonight I may attempt jumping, and see how it goes. The quest to create the scariest jumps ever has culminated in a new monstrosity in the arena, in which the chevron jump had a love child with some barrels and the mixture of plastic and oddness is something I didn’t want to tackle right before the competition. So we will see how tonight goes!
Otherwise we have been busy (as usual) around the house getting the myriad projects I want done accomplished before all of our guests come in a few weeks. Even still, the to-do list is daunting:
- Spray paint the doorbell cover to match new hardware
- Spray paint the light fixture by the door to match as well
- Install new fan in the sun room
- Finish painting Carolina Room and hang curtains
- Buy new chair for living room
- Buy bed for Carolina Room
- Paint the annoying piece of wall I missed in the guest bathroom
- Figure out why the DVD player doesn’t work in the guest bedroom
- Make-over the side table to match the dresser in the Carolina Room
- For that matter, paint the darned feet on the dresser!
- Get the weed-eater fixed
- Apply lattice to outside of sun room
And so on and so forth…
Maybe it doesn’t seem like a huge list, but considering that the husband and I both have 9-5 jobs, a house to keep clean, and oh, not to mention my time consuming horse hobby, finding the time and energy to tackle these projects has been tricky!
Enough with the whining I suppose, let’s get to work!