For such an epic day, this will be a relatively short post :P
I'd been dying to get a lesson in out at Pine Hill for well over a month but weather and schedules were not working. My desire to get out and jump things over rode my "need" to be escorted around by someone. Erica and I loaded the mares up for a fun schooling day at Pine Hill.
The objectives were pretty easy: expose them to the varying types of cross country obstacles. These were jumping flat, jumping a drop, jumping a bank, and then... just jumping. I was hoping to loosely jump anything beginner novice or lower as we felt it fit. It had been raining so we had to check the footing for everything but that allowed for plenty of rest time.
We jumped banks, drops, roll tops, boxes, benches, ditches, logs, logs on an incline, stadium jumps (including our first one stride in and out and oxer wooo) plus we hit the dressage ring for a "fake" test run to let the mares see an arena. Three hours later we felt tired but like rock stars.
It was a great day of baby jumps!