…of all you that have had the motivation to keep blogging throughout this. I love writing, but after spending the hours of 8 AM-12 PM doing schoolwork with the kids (and the 6th grader’s school is ALL on the computer), then 12 PM-4 PM doing my own work, breaking to ride, then back to the computer pretty much every evening to do MOAR WORK, I’ve had zero desire to remain on my computer one second more than absolutely necessary. And I have SO MUCH media from lessons that I haven’t even looked at or attempted to edit. Plus the world’s gone crazy.
But the kids are now done with school-HALLELUJAH- so that’s one less thing. My office has still not reopened, though Husband’s has, so I’m still home.
Pilgrim is still plugging away at dressage, and I’m taking advantage of my flexible work schedule to do lessons 2x/week with Trainer K. We’re working on a lot of counter canter, keeping his neck and withers elevated,and trying to pull a consistent trot extension out of him.
Leo was doing absolutely fantastic, then he decided he needed to slice some skin off his leg. It was superficial, but ugly, and Trainer B and his team took extremely good care of him to make sure he healed as quickly and completely as possible. OF COURSE, due to that, we missed being able to enter the first show back, which was a bummer. But good news- he’s back home with me!
BO and I have been trail riding machines. We went a few weeks ago to Blowing Rock and it was AH-MAZING.
We added a new family member- Jelly Bean! One of the boarders at the barn found this little guy thrown out of a car right before Easter, so has been taking care of him (she’s a vet tech), until he was ready for a family.
The chicks are all grown up and outside in the coop Husband built. The Tiniest Dictator still insists that his favorite chick, Koopa Troopa, love him (facepalm).
Husband and I celebrated our 13 year anniversary and while shockingly, he didn’t gift me with ANOTHER horse this year, I AM getting saddles! My beloved Voltaire no longer fits Leo so I’ve been riding in Trainer B’s saddles, but obvi would need to get my own once Leo came home. And the dressage saddle I’d been using just wasn’t a good fit for me. A replica of Trainer’s B’s Antares jump saddle should be here tomorrow and a custom saddle fitter is coming Monday for us to try dressage saddles!
And now to catch up with y’all again!