OK, SO I'm feeling a little guilty right now. I havn't even been to the barn to see my horse in over two days, nevermind riding. The weather lately has just been sapping the energy out of me and I have had no motivation to ride in this crappy weather. I need to get moving this weekend though. I have no big plans and Nick is hiking Mt. Katahdin so I'll have the weekend to do whatever I like. My poor horse probably thinks that I abandoned him. Actually he's probably loving this little break. From here on out I need to stick to a strict training schedule before our big show on June 20th. We really need to work harder on our 3ft courses and getting more rhythmic instead of racing towards the jumps. It's hard sometimes because Possum loves jumoing a little too much and as soon as he sets his sights on the next jump he tears off at it. The bigger they are the faster he thinks he has to go to get over it and onto the next one. It's not that funny when your paying $30 a class and he's acting like a jumper in a jump-off. He should come off this little vacation with a fresh additude and be ready to work. I'll definately do some ring work this weekend and sprinkle in some trail rides as well. I rarely get to trail ride him anymore cause Nick has been riding him so much. I miss my calm and brave and collected trail horse. I love the fact that we can gallop at full speed, I can pull him up and then walk out on a long rein with no problem.
The weather this weekend is supposed to hold out for the most part, I think only a slight chance of showers and temps in the 60's and low 70's, prefect for me. I could never live in the south where it gets really hot. If I'm cold I can always put more clothes on, but when I'm hot you can only take off so many clothes and usually that doesn't even help. Horse shows in the dead of summer are tough for me. More then once I've had to duck into my car with the AC cranked to try and cool down quickly before I pass out. I have a histiry of heat stroke and it's not fun if your on a horse.
Well that's about it for now. I will ride this afternoon and get myself in gear. Plus the dogs are a little pissed too since they havn't been to the barn in a while. Everyone will be happy this afternoon.