I was thinking today how much I've done with my horse so far this summer!
As you remember, for a long time I couldn't figure out what was wrong with my Punchinello. We had cantering issues, lameness issues, weight issues and muscle tone issues. If you would have told me last year what a great season we'd have this year...I would have hugged you...but been skeptical. I thought EPSM was a death sentence for our riding career.
A Horse Summer in Review:
2 Weeks of Training with Nicole Trapp, West Bend WI
|Midwest Horse Fa|
1st Dressage Clinic, Racine WI
Horse-A-Rama Expo, Manitowoc WI
Midwest Horse Fair, Madison WI
2nd Dressage Clinic, Racine WI
3 Day Camping Trip, Castle Rock WI
1st Dressage Schooling Show - Racine WI (We got a 65% on one of our three tests! And picked up the correct canter leads!)
|Our First Western Experience|
2nd Dressage Schooling Show - Racine WI (Scored a 72% on one of our tests...time to move up a level! No more Intro tests next year!)
Punch has let my, typically non-horsey, daughter learn to canter! (He couldn't even canter himself last year let alone teach a fairly green rider!)
This coming weekend we have another Dressage Show. Then I think I'll do another clinic at the end of the month...then...then...well, we'll see. :)
I'm so proud of what we've done this year. I'm so proud of Punchinello! What a trooper! And we're a closer riding team after everything we've been through together.
Find a horse, a friend's, a stranger's, your own...and hug...that...horse!!!!