So I ordered a couple from the last show, one of our first outing at 2'9" and one cooler shot. (had to).
There were a couple cooler pics to choose from and I struggled between the full family shot (me and The Boy on the ground, S in the irons) and this one. I'm out of frame because I was busy throwing dirt around trying to get Prair to prick her ears. Something about the (slight) candid nature of this one won me over though.
In other news, the ride today was great. I kept my stirrups short and spurs off (per my instructions from the clinic) and while I thought I might have to pony-kick the mare a few times, she was so soft and relaxed it was a joy to ride her.
The rain had chased us inside, so we kept it simple. Just a single vertical on the quarter line that we cantered back and forth on both leads. We worked on maintaining that slight haunches in on our approached and staying soft and supple on the landing.
We worked back and forth over it for about 15 minutes slowly raising it to about 3' and then called it a day. The mare was so good that we didn't see a lot of point to pushing our luck..