Well amongst this monstrous excuse for weather, we decide to plan a cross country schooling for this weekend. Granted, it was planned before we knew about what the weather was going to be like, and Woodside was in the sweaty 90's rather than the sweltering 100's. We had five crazy volunteers, myself included, who were willing to go to Woodside and school cross country in the middle of the day and drag our poor pregnant trainer along with us. But what a day it was! Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures or videos of the schooling, poor Vicky and our trainer, Lauren, had to drag around bottles and bottles of water for us so asking one of them to carry around and snap shots or video was a bit extreme. That said, we are so grateful for them and everything that they do for us and the barn, Lauren and Vicky we love you!
Overall the schooling was fantastic. Taylor and I schooled all of the training stuff, which is awesome considering that Taylor has only had her mare for about a dozen rides or so, and this was my first schooling on Brit (who has only ever done one training before!). We had a few moments where we weren't quite getting it together all the way, but overall I was so happy with her. On cross country she jumps better than she does in stadium! Adi, the twelve year old super rider, got to school almost all the training and novice with her big boy, Danny. I love that pair, they make a great team. Camille rode a sale horse for Lauren to school beginner novice and novice and did a nice job showcasing Slick for the people who were looking at him yesterday. Unfortunately things didn't go quite as planned for Dana and Zalsa, who were off to a great start schooling prelim until a silly incident at the training water left Zalsa and Dana unhurt, but with a broken martingale, without a shoe and missing a rider! Don't worry girl, you'll have plenty of opportunities to make up for it, it happens to everyone!
|Ah, tan lines from gloves. Wonderful!|
|Retrieving ice packs, we are now experts|
So the series of events that happened yesterday led to a most amusing impromptu slumber party last night, which I will take the liberty of writing about tomorrow. I also have some pictures, and I'm pretty sure Dana's adorable dog, Kumo, is in all of them! To sum things up, yesterday was one good, hot, sweaty day. With this forecast, we're going to have a couple more of those. To the pool! Away!