OK, I'll start with the good news first. I'm going to be able to show in all the shows I want this summer with Possum. The bad news is that I will not be going to Nevada on my ranch trip in September. It sucks, but I really need the money right now. I need my car to have some minor maintenance, I need to register my car and I need atleast 2 new summer tires. Even though I have always wnated to goon this vacation, I feel that I need to take care of some things and then go to shows this summer with Possum. He is doing so well and I can't help but think that maybe this will be our year. I also talked about it with Greg and he really seems to understand how important showing is to me and encouraged me to make this decision. So it's settled, I take care of some financial things and get to sow Possum all summer. I'm actually excited about this.
So yesterday was a great day at the barn. I was literally there all day! My roomie and I watched a really good lesson and then set up some bounces and then a one stride at 3'3". It was a really good gymnastic and Possum really excelled with it. His knees were snappy and his rhythmn was perfect. My roomie and another guy who rides at the barn all did it. Yes, you heard me right, a guy actually a teenage boy who rides horses and jumps. Hi Matt if your reading hehehe. SO had a lot of fun and then to cool out and get some fresh air we went down the trail/road. We galloped some and then walked the rest home and enjoyed the nice weather which was in the 40's. We got some of our runs on video on my phone but I can't figure out an online program to read it so I can post it on here. So I actually got up early this morning and just hanging around the apartment in my PJ's. Later I'll get dressed and head to the barn again to ride. Now that I've made my decision to show Possum this summer I'm psyched and hoping that our training continues go well and we're able to take that to our shows.
Above is a Pic of Possum I took the other day after a ride. His neck is a little sweaty so that's why he looks like a ragga-muffin. This is a typical Possum face.