Sometimes life feels crazy, even when really nothing major has changed (job, home, significant other, etc).
I went to UCSB. I lived in Isla Vista.
One of the attacks happened right outside my former address.
Maybe that's why my mind just keeps going back to this situation. Why I feel compelled to read every article. To reconnect with my college friends.
Some days it just takes more effort than others to find the positive. To create the positive.
On to horsey matters. Memorial day weekend was nice. Hemie got a bath and a relaxing hack around the property.
I cleaned all my tack and did a nice conditioning treatment to my jump saddle.
I also played around with Hemie's bridle:
Sparkly browband, a little too big but I decided I don't really care.
Plus did you notice the extra set of reins?
The Micklem multi-bridle can be converted to a bitless bridle. Unfortunately the Micklem competition bridle (which is what I have) can't. But I didn't let that stop me. I just threw some reins onto the flash attachment piece just for fun. I'm happy to report that Hemie can steer without a bit. Stopping...needs work. I kept the snaffle in his mouth and reins at the ready just in case.
I'm playing with this just for kicks. I think its good to mix things up sometimes.
We signed up for a derby at El Sueno this weekend. We're doing 2 dressage tests and 1 combined stadium and XC jumping round. I'm not very happy with our dressage rides lately - I really need to remember that we are dancers and I'm the leading partner, and to focus on relaxation rather than submission.