Quick, short entry today: Eight months ago, Sabra and I attended our first jumper show. When we walked the course, I remember trainer saying, “I’m not going to ask you to do this turn now, but soon, you will.” Check out the turn from jumps 4 to 5. Most people went all the way around the red vertical; I conservatively went in between the red vertical and turquoise oxer.
Today, I think about how easily we could make turn in front of the turquoise oxer and rollback to the gray oxer. We could’ve shaved off several strides and a couple of seconds. That’s progress, y’all. More importantly, that’s solid, consistent, confidence-building training.
I can’t wait to see where we head next.