I had planned on going to a dressage show on Dec 1st with Josey but it was just too hard to pull it together. Since the move I have been trying to get my back up to speed again. I have also been shocked at how many little things are needed when getting set up at a new place. I have also picked up some crazy marathon shifts at work. Because they only had a part time position open I end up picking up last minute shifts and feel like I need to take any overtime that is available. That makes it hard to plan out a riding schedule.
With all that in mind I decided since I was going to a show in January anyway I might as well work Josey into that schedule. Jan 26-27th there is a two day open schooling show coming up the end of January. The morning is halter and English rail classes and the afternoon is western. Romeo's young lady is going to show him so it will be a big fun day. Dickie is going to be entered into two halter classes. I am not sure if I will actually end up showing in the class. I am going to register Josey for the English pleasure walk trot classes. Not sure how we will do because she isn't a hunter but it will be a nice way to get every one out and about in a low key environment.
I have a ride lined up but might be able to borrow my Mom's truck for Jan/Feb. It will be nice to have the flexibility to haul a few times before then. Romeo is at an outdoor and it deep and soupy early this year. It would also be great to take Dickie the Dofus to a new arena just to see how he handles it.
February 13th is a really BIG day! Dickie is three!! I know that he isn't going to magically mature in three months but once he is three but I will feel better about short rides under saddle once he hits that mark. I plan on sitting on him bareback a few more times until then. I am not big on the concept of starting horses by getting on them one day and riding until the bucking is done. I plan to slowly increase activities that will prep him for riding and let him guide how far we go next year :)