Yesterday I was just going to have a light hack on Casey when one of my closest barn friends showed up at the barn! I mostly ride alone (90% of the time) and so I am always psyched when I get to ride with other people, especially when they are my friends!
My friend and I quickly decided that we should have a fun day of jumping together. I was going to ride Casey and she was going to ride our trainer's mare Ava (who is Casey's BFF), since her mare is brand-new to her and is no-where near jumping ready. We warmed up by just doing basic trot and canter work, and right when we were getting ready to jump the man who works at the barn showed up with his awesome professional camera and asked if we wanted some photos of us jumping. We of course said yes, because who doesn't love getting awesome jump photos?
Since it wasn't a formal lesson, I'm not going into tons of detail about what we did, but here were my main takeaways (the vast majority of these are really the insights of my friend):
- Casey's canter is fricking phenomenal right now and is a pleasure to ride.
|To die for canter|
|Looking good horsie!|
|Soooo exited for crossrails!|
|I swear she looks so happy in every jumping photo|
|She is sometimes the queen of the struggle bus|
|She hated this thing, but jumped it anyways|
|Just need to remember to look straight ahead|
|Literally the cutest|
|My giddy smile says it all :)|