I have felt pretty good about our move up to Novice in the next Combined Training event, meant to take place tomorrow. We’ve practiced the dressage – I have a gameplan for executing the new-to-Jack serpentine and where to highlight his trot in the test. We’ve been working on combinations, bending lines, and even mastered the dreaded roll top in our showjumping lessons, and the height shouldn’t be a problem for the giraffe Jack’s abilities.
What I am hemming and hawing about though is all thanks to Mother Nature.
With no stall, and a pretty strong hunch that it’s going to pour all day, both the trainer and I are debating giving it up. Who wants to stand around in the cold rain all day long? Not me.
Now, 60% isn’t all that definite, so we’re going to keep an eye on the forecast this morning, but let’s just say there’s a pretty decent chance of our glorious moveup being postponed to a… more inviting opportunity. Watch instagram to see what happens!