I didn't expect much from Daatje. We're not fit, it was hot, we haven't had lessons or a coach since 2007 so I really just wanted to get out there, do our very best, and see where we stood.
The ride down was long. 2 hours and 15 minutes of heavy traffic, highway driving, most on 95 south just west of Boston. I'm used to hauling, but not on those kinds of roads! Stressful.
We got to the Marshfield Fairgrounds with 45 minutes to spare before my planned warm up. Daatje unloaded and chillaxed while I got ready.
My Mom came with me, such a treat to have company, especially on such a long trip. :) (she took all the photos)
|So serious! Lol|
|Trot down C-line|
|Leg Yield Left|
It got hotter and more humid between First 2 and Training 2 and we were both tired. She was poky in the warm up and I didn't want to push her. After a bare bones warm up, we proceeded with Training 2.
|A little tight here|
|Free walk (Daatje says "thank goodness!")|
|Softer here too|
|Second canter circle|
|All done, we're pooped!|
I might do a schooling show the end of May/beginning of June to test out First 3, but that aside, our next rated show will be at UNH on June 21st! Whoo-hoo!
UNH June (First 2, First 3) 6/21/2014
NEDA Summer (First 2, First 3) 7/13/2014
Oyster River @ UNH (First 2, First 3) 8/10/2014