This weekend I will be showing at the Spindletop Arabian Horse Show held in Katy, Texas at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center.
This will be my second show with Goslin-Nix Training Center with Jennifer as my trainer and coach. I am excited to be here! Jennifer has been working steadily with Chance to teach him to be a little “softer” in the bridle and to really use his whole body to be more collected and rounded. Chance has really risen to the challenge and he is coming along beautifully. Yes, there is still work that needs to be done before we participate in the Region 9 Horse Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
On the other hand, Jennifer certainly has alot of patience, she has been working with me on improving my riding. Some of the many things I have been learning is to really utilize my fingers and hands. In addition, to using my hands and legs together to achieve the ride we need to have. Furthermore, I am learning to slow down at the canter, it is not easy, because he likes to fall out of it…I do realize it is not his fault! I need to use leg contact!!!!!!!.thus, this is were the leg and hand training comes in. The first few weeks my legs were sore. No, they are not sore anymore, as I am starting to use my aids better.
I have been taken as many as 3 lessons a week. I have never had this many lessons at one time in my life, and I am having a blast. I have to admit it is alot of hard work in putting a horse together. At least I am trying very hard and I want to do well. By like, I have been saying, you have to make sacrifices and work hard to achieve success at anything that you do in life. It is a process, if it were easy, we would all be National Champion Riders! I am persistent and I am always willing to try again, after a not so good ride. Thus, when I have an awesome ride, it truly is an awesome feeling.
I am looking forward to having fun showing Chance this weekend, and to test many of the new skills I have learned.
So, if you have nothing to do this weekend, come to the equestrian center and watch some gorgeous arabian and half arabians show.
As always, have a sunny day ! Susanna