I went out with the simple plan to do whatever Casey thought we should do two days before the show.
We did some flatting which was laid back (maybe a little TOO laid back, but everyone stayed out all night I expected her to be tired). Then we did some warm up jumps over an 18" vertical. Trotted a few times and cantered it a few times. Then I did that 18" single plus another 18" (maybe slightly higher?) vertical on the diagonal. Then we did a course of 4 jumps. Almost the same course that screwed me up last time. Did I blog about that?
I can't remember. I had this one BAD lesson where I kept getting left behind over the stupidest little jumps though.
This time we BEASTED it. And unbeknownst to me, the second jump of the course was 2'. I didn't know until I dismounted and realized "Hey, that looks a little big!"
It was a really good course, our experience considered. We did lose our canter after the 2', but only because I felt like she was gaining speed and I could just let her set her own pace, but she tricked me and died and I couldn't get her back so I just let her trot up to the next jump.
I'm super, super excited. If you had told me a year ago I'd be able to jump 2' with in a year, I'd have laughed in your face.
We might be jumping at the show. The supposed 18" jumps they put up are a joke, they aren't even 18", so I know we could get through it with no problem. I don't want to push her too hard at her first show, but it's the Green Horse Division...it's really not a big deal, and it's a small course of tiny jumps so I think she can do it. Casey said it was up to me, so obviously she thinks we are ready if I have the desire to try it.
Mareface got a bath today, so we won't have to fight for the washpit tomorrow. She's getting her spring shots and coggins tomorrow. Also having the vet check her for hind end lameness, just because that toe dragging still bugs me. Still waiting for the farrier to call back.
It would make my WORLD if we could solve the toe dragging.
But for now, jumping makes my world. And I'm rather on my high horse because my jumps finally measure up in feet, not inches. Haha. Even though 2' is really measly.
Also should be mentioned how FABULOUS Victoria and Dylan looked today. That's some stiff competition! Those other riders ought to be shaking in their boots. ;)