I'll be there with bells on my feet! At least thats the plan! My old guy, Cody is probably comming back from lease, and will already be qualified himself, so we'll run some training in the spring and see y'all at the 3-day! It's been since 2003 that I've run LF at YR's and I am BEYOND excited! It's been about 10 years since he was qualified for his 1*, but we never ran him. I AM THRILLED! If any of my other guys were going to be ready, I'd be there with them as well....They'll all be aimed for fall 2010!....Now.....the question on everyones mind.....what to wear for jog?
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Well I won't be competing there, but here's my jog advice from my experince last weekend at the GMHA T3D.
Wear a great outfit - because even if it's 45 and you're in a sleevless summer dress (well, because it's AUGUST and you thought it might be warm) you are only in it for about 15 minutes (1 if you really need a coat and you only take it off for the jog) and the cold is just something you can live with.
I had a great time getting dressed up for the jog!
I know... We'd been practicing and she was a bit lazy, and I'd trained with a "cluck and tap". So hopefully all I'd need was the cluck. I practiced while waiting and she was fine.
Got in there and WHOO HOO! Everyone is looking at ME!! and she got impressed with herself. I didn't even cluck when we turned, she just left the starting gate. I should have stopped a few steps sooner b/c she generally is good about "person stops, I stop". But exuberance is a good thing in an event horse, right?