Friday, March 12, 2010
I passed! I Passed! I PASSED! Freestyle L2
I am officially a L2 Graduate! I can't believe how fast I got my results. Submitting my audition via email, and having the video available on youtube certainly helped. I just got the email, congratulating me on a score of 2+. I can't believe it. I hadn't touched Rose in 4-5 months, oh except for a trail ride I went on with my best friend Joni back in Oct or Nov. Can't remember. None the less, I have not really ridden her since my surgery back in July of '08. So this is good news for everyone. Look at my video and pay attention. It is the relationship that matters when you audition. Well skill is definately something to strive for, obviously, but at the heart of it, it is the relationship that needs to shine through. You don't have to be a skinny kid, you can use a skinny 11yo kid to tape it for you, and you don't have to be perfect. They can see your level of savvy by the way you handle yourself when it doesn't go right. I knew I could have tried to force her to steer better in the fig 8 trot, or to trot more in the fig 8, but THAT would have requried a jab at out relationship, and that would not have been good. A few more sessions and we will be back to doing things well. Gosh I feel on top of the world right now. All the things that the stupid car accident has taken away from me, all the things my fear has taken away from me, all the things my personal home problem took away from me.....I am now....FINALLY...starting to get some of it BACK! So there! That is the middle hoof for all of those who have tried to take me down!I am BACK!
Posted by Natural Manners at 3/12/2010 01:21:00 PM