|Getting instruction from the best|
Dino had displayed an atrocious lack of work ethic during those lessons, and I'd be lying if I said they didn't leave me feeling frustrated and reluctant to go back for more. I took several weeks on my own to re-install Dino's willingness to work, taking care to switch up his training on a daily basis and keep things fun for him, doing things like warming up for dressage with a gallop, trail riding, and jumping with friends to encourage him to participate willingly.
Before I knew it the Lainey Ashker clinic was upon us, and we all know how that went.
It's been over a month since the clinic, and life just seems to have gotten in the way of scheduling any more lessons with Trainer S.
And while I'd like to think I've accepted the fact that my former (wonderful, lovely, incredibly talented) trainer has moved on permanently from eventing and from Eastern Pennsylvania, I still stubbornly see any other trainer in the unflattering light of Not As Good As Her.
Which, I know, is silly, not to mention highly unproductive.
The beginning of my competition season is staring me hard in the face, with Burgundy Hollow scheduled for the end of May and the hope of squeezing in a Combined Test or hunter show before then, and I'm beginning to feel a little panicky about being ready for it.
I know I need a lesson, or five, but I'm hesitant and feeling a bit lost. Not to mention The Best Horse Husband Ever and I are moving apartments this weekend, which doesn't leave a whole lot of time for ponies.
Which leaves me floating around, a little discouraged, a little worried, and wondering what to do.
I should probably just call and schedule another lesson.
But maybe I'll wait until after the move.