A friend sent me this over the weekend. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Foster and I’s last outing, a clinic where we aimed to get around our first Training level showjumping course.
While it wasn’t without its blips, I’m still pretty effing proud of having at least done this with Fosterpants, despite nearly peeing my pants in the process. (Two one-stride combinations, max height/width fences, and a horse without a motor- I shudder to think of it still!)
This was also the one of the few clinics I did with Foster, and I think I learned more from it than any other clinic I’ve done before- those lessons still stick with me today.
Part of me is also a little sad that the only “competition” I’ve done between now and then is the little GaG CT I did with Smitty back in October. Of course when it comes to horses there is no such thing as plans written in ink, but somehow I imagined having done just a bit more over the last 24 months. How on earth have I kept this blog going otherwise?
Still, one day I hope to get back there, jumping all the things, even if I have to convince myself not to be a total weenie in the process.
It’s all about the journey, right?
Yes! It is about the journey. And it’s not always a straight line. But there are so many things to write about with young horses – and trust me, when you’re out there with Smitty in a couple years tackling bigger stuff, you’ll be so proud and happy! There’s nothing like the bond and the experience of competing a horse you finished yourself.
Crazy how time flies
You’ll be there before you know it!!!
So hard to believe it’s been two years already since then…. I relate completely to wishing and hoping to get back to where I was… Hopefully we both get what we want! (And enjoy the process along the way!!!)
Oh man those fences look huge!