Ketel and Tank have been good this week too. I started working Ketel in draw reins. He needs to learn contact and to lower his head. His is doing really well with it and seems to like the draw reins. A few more times with them and then I will ride him without and see how he ties it in. I did this with Poppy as well when I was training her. Tank so far has been the only horse I've ever had that literally goes into a frame when you hit the saddle. No martingale needed. He even frames himself on the lunge. Such a cool horse.
I am a little obsessed with watching Capital Challenge on the live feed. I got to see one of my trainers complete in the Young Professionals Challenge. She finished in the top 6. I also watched my friend in the 3'3 A/Os. She did awesome. And another friend who finished just out of the ribbons in the CH/AD Jumpers. Watching that class made me want to be there so badly. As much as I want to move up I think I am going to stay in my current division and try to qualify for NAL Finals next year. The qualifying period started Sept 30th. It means a lot of showing and finishing probably top 3 each time to acquire the needed points. So a long shot but I think I want to give it a go.
TGIF. Looking forward to some riding time this weekend. Fingers crossed the rain stays away.