|Who couldn't love this face|
After I finished school and moved back home I started taking lessons after taking six months off of riding to complete my rotations. I had my confidence shaken once or twice trying to find a barn and new horse to start riding, but then I found Panda.
|This used to be one of my 'Jesus take the wheel' fences, but recently it hasn't posed us a single problem|
We're going to start showing this summer and I can't wait, she's all business on show day and really well behaved. This is perfect for me because I'm able to focus on what I want to work on with out having to worry at all about how she'll be. I've already gained all of my confidence back and she's really good at pointing out what areas I needed to improve in.
|We even jumped a bunch of swedish oxers|
Now I worry less about the 'what-ifs' and I don't find myself doing so much second guessing. Instead of taking last minute flyers, I'm closing my leg and moving up from a couple strides out instead of the last two or three strides. This alone has decreased my 'what-if' anxiety and I finally feel like I'm ready to start increasing the fence height. I'll post pictures from our next show which may be as soon as this weekend but until then, here are some more pictures of us from the last week or two.
|This is one of my favorite pictures from last weeks lesson|