As you know I am off this evening to head to Michigan to try out a gelding.
I am starting to suffer from Stage fright. I am nervous about riding someone else's horse in front of them. I know my riding has come a long way this year, but still I am anxious about this ride.
Yesterday I rode Harley outside, it was a gourgeous day and he was a perfect gentleman. Made me smile, thinking of all the good things I like about him. For one he is just as happy going on a trail alone or with a horse, no silly screaming or hesitating to leave the barn. He totally enjoys the trails as I do! He isn't spooky and waiting for boogers to come and get him. Makes me think he is better suited to doing outdoor work than all that arena stuff. Unfortunately, I love the pattern classes and the show atmosphere where I can test myself and my skills, so I know selling him and finding a happy medium is the right thing to do.
My friends had some good advice for the weekend trial, and I appreciate their help.
One suggested that I take my own saddle which I am, if nothing more than to make sure it fits the horse I may purchase. Another suggested I just focus on riding and pretend the horse is mine already and I am just schooling, good thought but not sure I can pull that off. Tiffany just laughed at me and said if I can ride at Corey's with Mike, Corey and Brent all telling me what to do at once than I should have no worries. I am feeling fairly confident that I will do fine and I will have two good friends there to watch and help me look him over. Hoping you all have great weekends, will update you on my return.