11073844_10155366162100457_193379551_nAlthough it the days are long and the work is quite hard, I am really learning a lot down here at the Global Dressage Festival.

I have had 4 mornings off since getting here, and I get to the barn at 7 or earlier if it’s a show and stay until 8 or, if I leave earlier, I come back to do night check.  At horse shows I usually don’t finish until they shut the lights off at 11 because the Grand Prix classes are at night. I am also getting a lot of non-riding exercise because at the shows where Dono competes, he is in separate CDI stabling so I walk a marathon between barns all day to care for Dono and Anton.

I have had a couple of  lessons From Karen Pavicic on Dono and Jolie (her young horse).  What a wonderful experience, and I am so grateful to have these opportunities.  Jolie is lovely and I wish I could have her J.  Maybe I can just stick her in the homecoming trailer with Anton and no one would notice! I am sure we can find a spot for her at Crescent Stables!