Penny and I are taking a break from events. As I have mentioned before we are focusing on dressage and jumper shows, and schooling cross country in an effort to better ensure we are prepared for Training level success. The way I see it events are a) expensive as fuck, b) hard on your horse, c) extremely time consuming, and d) fun as hell when you succeed - but make you question every inch of your life when you fail. I love the sport. I want to be successful. I want a sound horse. I don't want to be broke. My thoughts are - why go eventing when are just doing okay, just getting by, just entering to get around. I want to enter with the chance to win. I don't care if I don't win, I just want to at least have it be a possibility! I no longer see the need to run my horse every other weekend just for the sake of it. Penny is young - we have many years ahead of us. She is very talented, I want to save her for my bigger goals. So for now, we are just having some fun.
My friend Katie and I went up to a beautiful facility on Sunday called Lane's End Farm. I have only been to the event there once before but I just love their property and they have a tonne of really fun questions - along with many newly built jumps!
We got to do - a big trakehner, stairs, a Prelim bank up with ditch in front, Prelim combinations, corners, ditches, coffins, bank complexes, skinnies, and the water! Penny was looky at the first few fences and needed some legging on. Once she got into her groove though she went beast mode and jumped just amazingly!
|down the stairs no longer an issue!|
|beast mode into the water|
|flying over the coffin|
|love this pone ❤|