I am so so sorry that I have been remiss in updating this blog. The internet at the house is really awful although I am awaiting an internet card which should be here within a few days! I am working on the fix so I can actually have a connection so that I can update for you all.
Since I have been here I have seen more snow than I know what to do with. We have gotten quite a few days of pretty awful weather, but we have also gotten our fair share of nice days too! We have actually been able to ride out on the track a handful (five-ish?) times since I moved in and let me tell you I cannot wait for spring to get here so I can really ride on it and open him up a bit. I know that he will love the opportunity, and it is so big enough for a nice gallop! Anxiously waiting the day – trust me, you will all know when it happens. And maybe Richard, the Hassler photo guru as well as many other awesome things, might even be out there so I will have photo proof!
Oh goodness but this place is stunning! It is such a work of art; I constantly have to step back and really look at the beautiful opportunity I have been given to be able to work in what is undoubtedly the most amazing facility I have ever been in.
Since I have been here I have also been super sick with what was either a terrible case of food poisoning or the 24-hour flu. Either way it knocked me on my ass and seriously was bad news bears for the riding for a bit. We are lucky enough to have four horses in training from another dressage trainer in the area who is on medical rest herself. Because I am the smallest I got the FEI pony. He has been shown Fourth level and is schooling the Prix St. George. He has been super fun ever since though and we are really getting to know each other and work together well. I will try to get some pictures of the cuteness because he is precious!
I am already up later than I should be because I have to get up at 5AM tomorrow for our Bo Jena long-lining clinic which I will give you all a full report about. I have lesson notes from my time riding Val with Scott but I am way to exhausted to type them up. I promise them super soon just know that I had one of the best rides to date this past Wednesday. I am really excited for Young Riders and getting back out into the show scene. This next week we are having a Goals meeting with Scott and Susanne to plan out some things which will be when I have my show schedule hammered out and it will be posted. Must send in that Declaration before the first of March as well! For now I leave you with me and my pony cuddling; I promise to update again ASAP!