I strongly believe in saving my horse and am against excessively jumping. Ideally I like to show in 2 classes per weekend. So although I knew I was taking a risk I decided to just hack her Friday and walk in Saturday and do the 1.10m High Adult Amateur Jumper class. If it didn't go well there would be another class I could go in if need be. I hacked Poppy Saturday morning and she was wild so she got a good work out. Even warming up for my class she was wild and running passes distances. She even had 2 rails down in warm up which she never does. Fortunately once in the ring she settled down and marched around the course like it was her J-O-B. a clear first round and a clean jump off. I stayed conservative in the jump off but still good enough for 4th place. I was so proud of her to have 3 months off from showing and walk right into the highs.
Tired girl getting some grass while she dries.
Sunday my plan was to just do the NAL High Ch/Ad Jumper Classic. Of course as I was tacking up the rain came so I had the pleasure of riding in the pouring rain. Jumps 6, 7, & 8 was a 4 stride to a 3 stride off a short turn on the rail. I rode a little hard to 6 thinking she would look hard so I over rode it and she had a rail at 6. The rest of the course was good and I am really happy with Poppy. She is not so green anymore so I need to trust her and not ride so hard. That is a new concept for me as I am so used to the greenies.