Until I get to walk the course Friday afternoon, my feelings about our move up to Novice are running quite the gambit. Even though I know we have been jumping at that height for some time, occasionally it still happens that I get off Jack and stand next to the fence and go:
Riding both a behemoth of a horse, and never setting the fences myself (since I don’t really jump outside of lessons these days) will do that to you I guess. My trainer believes in me though, and feels like this is totally doable. Hell- we even jumped the ditch (yes, that ditch) in our lesson the other day with minimal drama. That was a major win in and of itself, no matter how this weekend goes.
It was November of 2013 that I last went Novice, and I remember how much fun I was having, right up until I got that TE for missing a fence.
So redemption would be pretty awesome. Which is why my only goals for this show are:
- Jump all the jumps
- Jump them in the right order
- Don’t fall off (pleasssse)
Besides that, I just need to remember to breathe.