I rode Winston early this morning before work. The air was cool and the sun was just coming up. Winston was a bit fussy in the contact compared to last week but I think we'll work that out by the weekend. He wanted to canter in the worst way -- I think the cool air was calling to him -- so he kept popping his head up and wagging it in the air. Come on, Mom! Let's go!! Instead of doing a lot of canter work, I focused on getting his focus back and tried to ride the tests I am doing Saturday. Intro B is easy; the pattern flows in a very logical fashion and there aren't many steps. Training Level 1 is a bit more complicated. I keep forgetting to do the stretchy trot immediately after the canter or I trot the diagonal instead of walk. Grrr. I need to get the pattern down by Saturday or we will be going off course and that isn't good. I don't want Brett to call the test for me. I want him to take pictures.
We received a package in the mail today from Skoog Farm. Thank you Lori!
|I found this package by the front gate when I drove in from work this evening.|
|The cane fits Brett perfectly. And it's gorgeous!!! All gnarly wood and Flash at the top.|
|The size is perfect -- Brett's just messing around here.|
|We set it in the front entry way so everyone can admire it -- and it will stay safe.|