Monday, June 25, 2007


I just have one thing to say about my past 4 days at the Area V Adult Rider eventing Camp.....

I have the Greatest horse EVER!!!!!!!

Ronan showed me that he's really coming into his own now, and just loves jumping. He is like a transformed horse since he had his jumping epiphany on Memorial day.

The camp was taught by Rainey Andrews from VA, and she was extremely good. I just loved her, and I learned so much. I would highly recommend her to anyone of any level of riding. She was very positive, energetic, and did a lot of lecture and theory on everything that she had us do. She was so good at simplifying things and breaking things down....really cool stuff.

Oh, and Ronan, because he was so good, got put into the Novice group, and finally got to jump BIG!
After months and months of little X-rails and small verticals over and over again (Ok...well it's only been since February, but still...I was getting pretty bored.) He finally got to jump some much more interesting and challenging stuff. We did tons of combinations, gymnastic sequences over what were all at least 3' fences, and then lots of wide oxers, narows, and even a huge triple bar..( Believe me, that sucker was WIDE!) No problems what-so-ever. He jumps like it's effortless....well, with him being so huge it probably is, but anyway....

We both learned a lot, and I don't think that I've ever been so proud of one of my horses before.


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