By Sheraton Giesbrecht
The weather has been so great that we have been riding more and starting to ride outside.
We will be starting on our trail workshops outside in the sun. We will be working on opening and closing gates, getting mail out of a mailbox, backing through an “L” and doing the trot poles. We have picked dates for our western rides where we will do patterns and at the English rides we will do jumping and dressage for the higher levels and the lower levels will work on posting and leg cues. There are three members level testing, they will test at the next ride for the mounted and at our theory meeting for the dismounted.
Thank you to our coaches for helping us come this far and for helping the members that are level testing. Thank you to Darren Brown for letting the Gait Riders use his arena for all of our rides and having the arena ready for every ride.
We have started clipping and bathing our horses for shows. We have started to turn in our entry forms for all of our shows. The one day shows are in Alhambra and Benalto and the three day show is in Red Deer. We are talking about what we need to bring to regionals and we are taking ideas from last year’s shows to help this year’s go better. We have decided on our theme for stall decorations for regionals and have started collecting supplies for our theme.