You see I'm leaving in about an hour for a 3 day clinic. I'm taking Carmen in our new trailer and we'll be having lessons from Johanna Beattie Batista (Johanna's FB page). She helped us last year but she did it here.
I am not sure while I'm freaking out about this- in the past I would be excited but I'm feeling nervous and I'm not sure why. I just find that I have been far more anxious about the horses since I lost Steele.
But I refuse to let that stop me. I will battle through the anxiety and replace it with positive experiences. I also may vomit.
So my goals for this clinic are:
be absolutely brilliantride without tension and stay focussed on supporting Carmen (also not ride like a hunchback monkey)
- introduce Carmen to the idea that we go away without Irish and do stuff and it's all okay
- Learn some new exercises and approaches to our training- especially what to do when she's melting down.
- have fun with like minded horse people
I will try to write up what I learned at the clinic so that I can refer back to it.
I also sent in the forms for our first show in June. EEP.
Is it okay to drink wine before I ride? Even if it's in the morning?