Horse Shows in the Park February 2017 – Part 2

Day 2 started off with more turn out time. Some of it with Splash, and some of it without. She ran around like a maniac when he wasn’t turned out with her, so I’m sure that wore her out a bit. I also lunged her in the DeGogue for 20 minutes (mostly trot) and she seemed soft and lovely. She really worked up a sweat too. Bath after, then in her stall for hay and open door stall guard time.

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Journaling My Rides

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been leveraging some of the mental skills that Tonya Johnston outlines in her book Inside Your Ride (affiliate link) to improve my riding- specifically journaling my rides. I started by taking pen and paper to a notebook, but quickly realized I wasn’t being consistent with it. I’d leave the notebook on my nightstand or in the office, and then there’s be an entire week’s worth of rides to try to remember and write about. Then I just kind of gave up for about a month or so.

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