Two Years

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A friend sent me this over the weekend. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Foster and I’s last outing, a clinic where we aimed to get around our first Training level showjumping course.

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While it wasn’t without its blips, I’m still pretty effing proud of having at least done this with Fosterpants, despite nearly peeing my pants in the process. (Two one-stride combinations, max height/width fences, and a horse without a motor- I shudder to think of it still!)

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This was also the one of the few clinics I did with Foster, and I think I learned more from it than any other clinic I’ve done before- those lessons still stick with me today.

Because this makes me happy, I will reuse it for eternity

Because this makes me happy, I will reuse it for eternity

Part of me is also a little sad that the only “competition” I’ve done between now and then is the little GaG CT I did with Smitty back in October. Of course when it comes to horses there is no such thing as plans written in ink, but somehow I imagined having done just a bit more over the last 24 months. How on earth have I kept this blog going otherwise?

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Still, one day I hope to get back there, jumping all the things, even if I have to convince myself not to be a total weenie in the process.

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It’s all about the journey, right?

A time when I had bigger balls. Kind of. Actually I remember being terrified walking that course.

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5 thoughts on “Two Years

  1. Yes! It is about the journey. And it’s not always a straight line. But there are so many things to write about with young horses – and trust me, when you’re out there with Smitty in a couple years tackling bigger stuff, you’ll be so proud and happy! There’s nothing like the bond and the experience of competing a horse you finished yourself.

  2. So hard to believe it’s been two years already since then…. I relate completely to wishing and hoping to get back to where I was… Hopefully we both get what we want! (And enjoy the process along the way!!!)

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