That's a pretty site... At the canter he kept scooting and just being what felt like the verge of a melt down. Granted it was windy and about 15 degrees cooler than normal so that could be a contributing factor. I didn't want to let him be done and I didn't want to continue to allow the drunk giraffe to drive me around so I got off and walked him out to the jump field. He needs to get used to going out there. I even put one side of a vertical down and we walked over that a few times. He also walked over a small barrel jump like no big deal so I let him be done.
I will probably hack Poppy tonight. We will see if I have time to work with Luxxx at all.
I plan to continue my Horse Shows on a Budget series posts. I don't like to edit posts after I post one so I added an edit at the bottom of yesterday's to clarify when I say horse show bill I mean the bill from the show office. My post wasnt clear about that. The costs of those local shows did not include hauling costs or training.
Some topics I will likely discuss in this series are:
- Differences in showing unrated versus rated shows
- Maybe something on owning a trailer? It seems people think this is cheaper than paying someone to haul their horse and I don't think people understand the costs of purchasing a vehicle, trailer, and all the maintenance involved. Maybe this could help people decide if it's worth it to them to purchase one.
- Are there any topics you would like me to cover?