With entries for the upcoming recognized show in Katy coming up done, we're in work mode. We did that COLD lesson last week at my trainer's and Vana was feeling great and Simon + Working Student looked like a million bucks. They ran through their 1-3 and 2-3 tests and felt pretty good about everything by the end of it. If we had to run our tests today we'd be looking good so it's a nice position to be in as we're about 10 days out. Just need to improve things 1% each day and we'll be good to go!
Assistant Dog Trainer came out and while she has limited horse experience, she's willing to learn so Baby Jade (the best pony ever) got to be a pony rider giver for the evening while Working Student and I rode the big boys. Jade tried her best and was a steady eddy for the beginner rider and I was so proud of my girlie. Working Student got on Vana first to feel a good turn on the haunches to help her nail down what she needed to do with Simon for 2-3 and Vana proceeded to take advantage of her at all three gaits before I hopped on and we got to work.
The weather has broken today and it's a balmy 70 degrees with tomorrow pushing 80 degrees once more. I'm so happy with this winter and will take the few cold days we're getting in exchange for all the riding we're getting done after the past few years.
I just need to finish studying up on my 4-1 test since I only know the 4-3 test. We decided since we've been adding in passage, piaffe, and tempis to keep it simple for the fourth level as I'm really just hunting for some 60% scores to finish up my bronze medal (we're showing that lovely 3-3 test again) and head onward to my silver scores. After that we're hitting PSG as soon as possible.