Oh lord. By my very participation I believe that I am acknowledging that somewhere, somehow, a tiny Hunter Princess has taken root and is starting to grow in my horsey heart.
I never thought it would happen, but there you have it. I even got defensive of my Hunter-Princess self when I heard a DQ at the barn was discussing what a "shame" it was that I'm "wasting" Prairie in the Hunter Ring.
I see her point, but I also want to growl a bit and say that there's nothing shameful in me playing around trying to get the g-d damn mare relaxed. Lord knows she never found relaxation in a Dressage Court.. Also - Jumping is fun and I've never thought I was going to die in the Hunter Ring. Cannot quite make the same statement about running cross country (grin).
ANYWAY. Dream Division. Lauren over at She Moved to Texas started a fun little round robin of collective posts and since I actually figured out how to paste the html code into my post I'm going to play along!
What's our goal?
3'6" A/O's. (bam).
Also, 3'6" Performance Hunters with a Pro Ride.
The height is easy for the Big Mare, the relaxation is... not. We're coming along, but the pie in the sky is definitely getting to the A/O's. I'm pretty sure we'll get to the A/A's without too much struggle... hard work, yes. Struggle - hopefully not :)