Wednesday, I couldn't get Classi to hold her head up. Recently, I had been having trouble getting her to keep her head down and her nose in. This time around she looked like a western horse, and I just couldn't get her to give to the bridle. It was also hot and humid, which is always an interesting combo.
Friday night, same problem with Blondie. It was so hot and humid that we spent a lot of time walking, but everyone still was hot and uncomfortable during the lesson. We have been really lucky that the horse shows so far haven't been like that. It's always so much fun to dress in your wool 3-piece suit and then ride in a class under the blazing sun. Yup, my favorite part of showing.
Anyway, M asked me if I would consider riding Blondie hunt because she doesn't like to hold her head up. I guess I wouldn't have a problem with this if I didn't know full well that she CAN hold her head up. I just don't know how to make her do it, and make her give me more impulsion, especially when she is tired. I just feel that these are things that I have to learn how to do, and honestly, I am considering this year as an experiment in learning how to show. By next year, I truly believe that things will start falling into place for us. And I'm very happy with last week's Saturday show results. Third place is the best I've done riding any horse, not to mention that it was my spooktacular horse that accomplished this. I just need to be patient, keep working hard, and things will eventually work out the way I want them to.