Well, it's probably not stupid by anyone else's standards - but after being here nearly a year I have finally entered a competition with my horse!!! I don't want anyone to worry because it's nothing dangerous - I leave all that stuff to Dan and Bugsy - it's not show jumping or cross country (I don't do anything which involves the horse leaving the ground!!!)
No, I have entered a dressage competition - for those of you who don't know, Dressage is the most refined and sophisticated of the equestrian disciplines. It involves lots of pre-ordained movements in a certain sequence, which I have to memorise and then perform.(when I say "I", I do of course mean Phoebe and I!) You get marked for each movement, in terms of quality, timing and the obedience of the horse (ouch!) I have been practising and listening to my hypnotherapy CD (Very good - but sends me into a deep sleep, well actually a coma) and I'm ready!!! It's to be held at Merrist Wood in Guildford next Wednesday evening!!! By Tuesday I will be a bag of nerves.
When I first started riding I would look at the posh ladies in their posh jackets on their posh (clean) horses doing dressage and think "I so wish I could do that". Well, now's my chance!!!
I'll let you know how we get on!!!!