Sunday, March 27, 2011

Non-stop weekend!

I am finally winding down from this super busy weekend!  After finishing up at work on Friday, I headed to the barn to get everything packed and ready to go in the trailer for this weekend clinic with the ISSO

Saturday around 11:30 my Mom and I headed up to North East, Maryland.  We got there early to watch the lesson before mine.  All the ladies looked great!  Got my pony all tacked up and we did another saddle fitting and my saddle does not fit my mare at all.  So after borrowing some saddles we found one that would work.  Miss Barb was kind enough to let me ride my lesson in it.  She has a Swain and it is so much more comfortable than my Whippy.  In this lesson we worked on position and getting a solid base. 

I find it so hard because I will be concentrating on what the instructor is telling me and work on correcting one thing then another thing will go out of whack!  So once I get a saddle that fits me and my horse, we will be ready to practice and get stronger.  Yesterday felt a little unbalanced and very bouncy.  Today we felt much more in sync and put together.

Now I need to find another sidesaddle and be able to go and show some local hunter shows!

I also got my cakes baked for this week's final class!  I will post pictures when that is finished.  But I am not looking forward to going to the MVA tomorrow to get my car switched over and new drivers license.  Fun fun... 

Stay tuned for my next post on updates!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Hi Jessica.. oh I am so jealous (but happy for you) that you have this resource. One of my biggest problems has been instruction and saddle fitting. In my case - the saddle fit the horse okay .. but not me!