This is the best time of year to me. Spring is close, so close we get to experience tastes of it every few days, and the spring season in turn is upon us. Even though our season is already underway (thank you, Area III!!) there's nothing quite like Southern Pines I and II. Everyone it seems is here for the next month to compete and there's a sense of excitement and anticipation all around our beautiful town.
We have 4 going tomorrow and just finished walking the Training course. Even though I'm not riding I wanted to walk to get a feel for it and plan how I would ride it. To me it was simpler than what we did at Pine Top so I'm glad I opted to skip this one. There are some nice galloping fences and a very inviting water. Should be the perfect move up course for Val!
I get to see lots of friends this weekend and am really excited about that!
Pop is doing beautifully and so is Champ! Champ has managed to overcome his fear of water...well, sort of. *grin* we are working on it. He really a smart boy and I can't wait to see what the future holds for him. He's learning a bit about bend and moving off my leg, and we do lots of transitions. He's such a joy.
Good luck to everyone competing this weekend!