This is how I feel at the moment about 2 things.
I felt like I came out of the gate too good to be true on this with a baseline time 2 minutes better than last year.
And I was right. My next ride on Poppy I got this time.
This had me upset. I didn't do anything different (I didn't think). I practice at the canter. I get my phone ready to time, get in my 2 point, start timer, put phone in my pocket, ask for canter, canter circles, poles, change directions, do same other direction, grab phone from pocket, stop timer, sit down in saddle, then pout about crappy time.
Vowed to try harder next time...
Once a week or so I flat Poppy in draw reins and did so Monday. In draw reins she goes around like a little short stirrup pony on perfect rhythm. I took full advantage of this and told myself I would 2 point until my ankles went numb.
2. My Blog
I've had some good ideas on a series and other topics but am just lacking the time to give them so not can be. Good thoughtful post. I'm hoping this week slows down so I can get a few in que for those hectic days.