So, per usual, Woody and I have a “plan” for the fall season. This “plan” is multi-phased and began today with me taking to the MD Short Course. The first time I’ve competed him since we imploded Rubicon.
So, to ensure Super Happy Fun Time for all I entered him in the Beginner Novice Division, and Super Happy Fun Time was obtained. I’ve realized it’s not the size of the fence that matters, or at least that is not where my and Woody’s issues live. So we might as well get out sh*t together (rhythm, focus, forward) over smaller fences.
We finished on our dressage score and won the division, but more importantly (wait, there is something more important than taking ribbons from children?) I have my XC machine back. He was AMAZING! I also got my head out my ass, which was nice.
We have video!
I’m apparently determiined to lay Woody down on XC at Maryland. I was expecting the water to slow him down, as it ALWAYS has in the past. Yeah, it didn’t and that turn came up a bit faster than I had expected.
So, I think I’m going to do the unrec at Olney in a couple of weeks and then Liza’s taking him to Morven, then he’s mine for the rest of the season.