Closing Out The Season
|We'll be back soon, Flora Lea! And jumping the big jumps!|
With the help of the confidence boost we received at Burgundy Hollow last weekend, I'm shooting for one more horse trial before we call it quits for the year: Flora Lea Schooling HT on October 11.
We had a very successful outing at Flora Lea in the Elementary division back in June, and I'm pumped to return and tackle the Beginner Novice course in a couple weeks. I absolutely loved the course that we rode there, and still look back on it as our best XC run ever. The casual atmosphere of the schooling show also made for a fun, relaxed day that I'm eager to experience again!
In the meantime, I'll be fitting in as many rides as I can in between rainstorms. We're supposed to get hit with some kind of hurricane weather at the end of this week, and I'm not sure what it's going to do to my normal training schedule. Thankfully, I feel confident and prepared overall, so it's just a matter of maintaining what we have instead of trying to fix glaring issues in the two weeks before our next horse trial.
I'll be continuing to slog away at that darn left lead canter depart, consistent throughness in the trot and canter, and boldness to the fences. While I'd ideally like to have a cross-country outing sometime before the 11th to school water and banks, I think we'll survive if I can't fit it in to the schedule.
Here we go, one more time!