You know, it seems like I have very little to say these days...not entirely sure why that is exactly. Nothing has been going to plan lately, but such is life! Ms. April and I had a brief little rollercoaster of really icky rides, but I think (and HOPE) that we are on to some forward progress again. I am really struggling with finding the right path for us at the moment. I think I have stewed and pondered it to the point where I am emotionally exhausted at the thought of making any decisions, whether it is showing, clinics, training, etc. I think I need to find something fun to get out and go do with her to get a little enjoyment back. I think I got to the point of putting so much pressure on ourselves over getting the dressage to click that I literally ended up causing the opposite to happen. I think that is a huge part of me not blogging - I haven't felt like really talking about it with anyone, let alone owning up to it in black and white. I'm not quite sure where we fit these days, but I am confident we will figure out our place. For now, I am hoping to get a hack in tonight - a wide open field with my red-headed girl is always good to clear the head. :-)
Samson is doing well, aside from a minor lameness issue in his front right that cropped up over the weekend. It was pretty minor, but I did a few precautionary soaks and wraps, and we will keep it closely monitored. I am still working on his Ebay fundraising, but we still have a ways to go. We will get there soon enough!