Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Just Having Fun

At the end of our not-great test at Loch Moy II in June, Pig and I decided we needed a bit of a win. Any win.
ARE WE WINNING YET?!
Jan looked around and suggested we go for a gallop around the Loch Moy xc course. Or maybe go play in the water.

Obviously we chose the water.
I JUST WANNA DANCE! (But maybe not in the dressage ring today...)
Pig has never been great about water, so I half expected to be dumped in the mud, white breeches and all.
SUCH HAPPY!
But Pig surprised me. I guess all the random water we've been tramping through on our trails has helped him become a bit braver about having wet feet. 
MUCH WIN
It only took a small bit of encouragement to get him into the water. In no time at all we were galloping in and out of the pool.
DAT HIND END DOH
I felt a little ridiculous for about a half a second. After all, it's a little weird to be decked out in your show gear and playing around in a pond.
TRAINING LIKE MICHAEL JUNG
That ridiculous feeling lasted all of about two seconds after we dove into the water. After that, I'm pretty sure only an insane person wouldn't feel giddy with joy.
SMILES!
This was clearly the highlight of both Pig and I's day. I'm so glad we took the time to make a crazy joyful memory at the end of this show.
The fun crew.
Anyone ever feel like you need to salvage a day in a joyful way? What did you do?

23 comments:

  1. LOL it probably helps that sometimes the dressage court is a lake too!

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    1. LOL! It probably does, though he was a lot less happy about the lake in the ring that this fake lake in a field.

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  2. such majesty <3

    galloping across loch moy's fields and water sounds like the perfect antidote to just about any of the world's ills (unless, of course, that ill happens to be the water at loch moy. ahem. isabel. cough cough. lol)

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    1. Omg. Yeah. I forgot Isabel was psychically connected to the Loch Moy Ness, and it told her it was going to eat her.

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  3. That sounds like a completely awesome way to wrap up a show. :-)

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    1. So great! Though we were a bit dirty...

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  4. Now I hear Dane Cook's "just wanna dance" skit in my head.....

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  5. My coach and I JUST did this. SO MUCH FUN! In between tests, just wandered over to the XC course and galloped around. Me through the water, her up and down banks and over jumps because she's crazy like that. Love the pics, the happiness shows :)

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  6. ha ha. I bet everyone was jealous of you out there

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    1. Haha, I don't know about that... it was a dressage show, after all.

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  7. I love this. You have the best attitude. I want to be just like you when I grow up. :D

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  8. this should always be done after dressage. Much winning!! Glad you had fun and you guys look AMAZING in your show gear. Some of those photos are frameworthy! LOVE! :)

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    1. Aw thanks! I really love the ones where he's clearly just going for it.

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  9. I have definitely felt the need to salvage a day in a joyful way, but have never had access to amazing water like this, so now I'm super jealous. My idea of salvaging a day is sometimes just climbing on bareback with a glass of wine to wander around my backyard. Yours definitely wins, haha. These photos are <3

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    1. Oh, I dunno. I've totally done your style of salvaging, too. And it's a very worthy experience. I wouldn't sell it short!

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  10. So much fun! I wish all shows had water complexes lol

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