Do you remember that blog post where I said it was a rough day so I took a break from riding? You know, that day where it was sunny, beautiful, dry, and perfect tempts? Well it rained and rained on Friday so I didn't get to ride. Then rained some more on Saturday. When I rode Poppy Saturday afternoon it was really too wet to jump more than a few small jumps. Then it rained really bad Sunday. And now it's 80% chance of rain today. So here I am 10 days out from my next A show with Poppy and I have not jumped her 3'6 in 2 months. This could be a problem. I hate Florida. I read about the lack of rain in California and I am jealous. Someone told me we have had 7 inches of rain this week!
I also rode Luxxx on Saturday. He still plays and bucks on the lunge line before I ride then acts really exhausted when I get on. He's getting much better on bending and steering. He takes alot of leg and wants to be a corner cutter. With the greenies I use alot of opening of the rein to steer versus pulling. At the canter he is really tough to keep going. My rule is that when he breaks to the trot he has to make one trip around the paddock without breaking to quit. That can take some time. We also have to work on smoother transitions. When you say whoa he halts. That's nice and all but slightly abrupt. And if I cough even he interprets that as whoa. When I get off I have gotten in the habit of kissing him on his star as a "thank you for not killing me." He's so cute, he looks for his kiss now.
While I was riding Poppy Saturday Luxxx was doing his usual freaking out in his stall because she left the barn and he hit his head on the top of his window (which is block) so now he has a boo boo. But with the silver paint meds it makes his star look big.