April really snuck up on me this year. This shouldn't be surprising, as I just finished the post detailing my 2nd lesson with Stephen from last month (meanwhile, he's already scheduled to come back out in a few weeks!). Still, I'm floored that my first USDF show is THIS WEEKEND.
It's a busy weekend, and we're only showing one day. I entered 3-1 and 3-2, since I don't quite feel ready for 3-3 and its "flying change of lead near centerline" nonsense.
We're also not staying overnight, planning to trailer in and get a day stall. Its a new facility to us, but I'm hoping Pig's normal racehorse road-warrior mindset will kick in. You never know, though. He might decide the pressure is all too much and launch me. I'm leaving my options open.
We're planning to show in the double, but I'm packing the snaffle as well. I did a quick touch up of Pig's long toes Sunday, and he's set for another couple doses of Adequan this week. We're only a few doses in, but I do think I notice a difference. Still, I'm reserving my judgement call for a little while more.
All-in-all, I think we're as ready as we can be without obsessing. I should really look over my tests and practice some sections in the set up arena this week. Just for positioning and strategy-sake. After all, we aren't going to do any magical new training in the next few days.
|How Pig feels about a flying change of lead near the centerline...|
|After all, I'm always about safety first... or, well, maybe more like safety third. ;)|
|Last long hack before show day.|
|Wish us luck!|