It was kinda amusing, it looked like they were going out of order and a rider said they just got on "the list". Okay, no worries, I will put myself on the list too. I walked over and said I was ready whenever and they said "Okay, have fun!" Wait, now?! Uh, okay. Haha! Yes, I was ready, I just didn't expect to go RIGHT NOW. Sadly all video was taken by an 11 yr old and has that kind of quality so no video is being shared. Unless, of course, you want to take a couple hits of Dramamine first? LOL! Even with some video stabilization it is very jerky and difficult to watch.
We went straight from stadium down to XC. I really like this format as Stadium acts as a terrific warmup and really reduces the wait time for a short, one day show. I expected to have a wait when I got there but one person left the start box as I walked up and I was the only other one there so after a short wait, off we went.
Fence 1 was a fairly big log, Mia didn't drag me to it so I bopped her with the crop. I don't think she needed it, and she didn't, but I wanted her to drag me to fences. Lol, I got my wish! Up a big hill to fence 2, it was on the top of a hill and at an angle for a sharp turn at the top of the hill. Mia couldn't have cared any less about it. Over we went at an angle instead of changing her course. I made her trot down the hill because the grass was longer and I didn't want her to slip. Fence 3 and 4 were inconsequential. The path to fence 5 had a drop bank and it LOOKED like we could have done it based on the flag, but it wasn't listed for BN and I didn't want to chance an elimination for jumping a harder jump so we went around it. Fence 5 was an easy bank up, Mia likes banks. 6 was the ditch and Mia just bopped along as it is NBD anymore. Ditches, we have made them our bitches!! Fence 7 I met at a really bad distance (damn distances again) so it wasn't pretty, and I even considered falling off, but stayed on and clear. I need to fix this, this is ridiculous.
|Water jumps are NBD|