Sorry for the lack of updates. I gathered up my mobile blogging unit and took it to Anime Expo the week before last. The evening before I left, I rode Blondie, and we worked on canter transitions. That is something that I still need a lot of help with, and if I am going to try to ride in the adult eq class at Dayton, I need to work in all of the practice that I can.
I rode Blondie again on the Tuesday after my return from LA, this time in a show bridle. Nothing epic with the lesson, just a solid ride for the first time in a week. On Thursday I headed to Barn #2, and rode Lucky, again in a show bridle. This was another great lesson, and again, canter transitions were a highlight, and I got most of the right, so there’s improvement. My legs were very sore afterward, as I haven’t had a lesson there in almost a month, and S shows no mercy.
Elvis, keeping the ponies awake
That was it for lessons, because the MAM show was this weekend at the State Fairgrounds. I discovered, much to my dismay, that I could have taken Nyk, since they changed the schedule around at the last minute. This kind of upset me, because if I had called them up and asked that they rearrange classes for me, they would have laughed and hung up. I wonder which trainer they did this for, as I try not to seethe with too much resentment. I got to see the CP Driving championship, and I think that we could have held our own in it. Huge disappointment for me, but I’ll get over it. Eventually.
I was mesmerized by his suit
I did go to watch the last session, and to pig out at the exhibitor party. It was a lot of fun! Elvis was even there! The food was good, too, even if it was catered chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, and green beans.
Much to my surprise, the trash that had been accumulating for over the past year was even cleaned up. That makes no sense, since they are going to flatten the site. Why spend the money to clean it up? The place is still a total dump, and is an embarrassment compared to other fairgrounds I have be to.