Things have been going quite well in the last two weeks since I’ve come back from Southern Pines. Oh So is feeling really good on the flat and I’ve had some nice really nice jump schools too. Today I went cross-country schooling at Locochee. We mostly went for the gallop/hill work, but put together a little course going in and out of the water a few times and over a trekehner. He locked on to everything and made it all seem really easy. I feel perfectly prepared for the cross-country at Morven Park, and this weekend we’re going to Loch Moy to do a combined test and extra jumping round as our final prep.
In other news, I got a job! The week after Southern Pines, The Chronicle of the Horse offered me a full-time job as a proofreader/writer/show results on the editorial staff. I’m not sure how much time I’ll be spending on each of those things, but it should prove interesting. I’m glad to be a part of the team again and maybe I’ll get to travel a bit too this year.
I’ll be sad to leave the NSLM, but I’ll be right next door and I’m excited to see how the museum grows this next year.