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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Busy, busy weekend for me.  As usual.  Saturday morning I headed up to Cranberry were I had orientation for my new job.  No I haven't found anything to replace Pitt yet, but I did start a second job at...Wait for it...Wal-mart.  I know I'll probably regret it soon.  But for now, I'm broke and Wal-Mart has hours that fit in with my work schedule.  So...  It's actually not too bad so far.  Of course I haven't done anything yet other than these goofy computer modules.  So we'll see what happens when I actually get out on the register.

So since the orientation lasted all day I didn't get to ride at all on Saturday.  So Sunday morning I headed out to the barn bright and early.  Bonnie and I worked on some stalls.  Then a little later I rode Kaye with Rachel/Airy and Tricia/Pele.  We just jumped low stuff since Tricia and Pele were with us.  But we did ride some technical combinations.  Started out with just a single fence and then eventually progressed to three bounces.  Then Bonnie used one of the barrels to make and arrowhead jump.  So we had to do the three bounces and then make a tight turn, trot into the open part of the arrowhead and then jump out over the barrel.  Kaye was enjoying that.  And jumping it very big.  LOL  Then we turned around and jumped into the arrowhead from the closed side of it.  I had some mental issues with that one.  But then Bonnie put up some jump standards and we made it over then.  So we jumped that a few times and then Bonnie added a second arrowhead a stride later.  So we jumped out of the first one and then into the second one.  Bonnie made it easy on us and put up the jump standards to help guide us through.  So we jumped that in each direction a couple of times.  Then Bonnie took away the jump standards and we did without any help.  And of course my rockstar mare just flew through it.  I don't know why I ever worried about it.  LOL

I want to try heading out to the barn on week nights now occasionally if I can, since my time will be more limited now.  Wal-Mart has me scheduled a couple nights a week and then Friday evenings and Sunday daylight.  Although I am bummed about missing out on the Sunday riding time, I' don't mind being scheduled too much.  We get premium pay on Sundays, an extra dollar an hour.  Can't complain about that.

In other news, the World Equestrian Games started this weekend.  God I wish I were in Kentucky, but I just couldn't afford to make the trip.  Luckily I will be able to keep up with everything going on in Lexington thanks to the wonders of Facebook, Twitter and the Chronicle of the Horse.  So I guess that's the next best thing to being there.