Diane Creech Clinic Recap
In a cryptic preview post early, I noted that my coworker said of my lunge warm-up with Savannah right before my clinic ride: “Yeah my favorite part was when she just like… stood up for awhile bellowing at you from her two feet…”
So yep, there she is, auditioning for two rodeos and a circus 😑 I was thinking to myself maybe today just wasn’t our day, or maybe with enough time I could work it out of her… and right then the trainer says from the door: “ok Natalie it’s time!” At which point my coworker audibly goes “oooooh nooooo.” She is clearly not expecting to see me again alive today. I’m inclined to agree.
So I walk in to the arena that will surely be my grave, and my little monster is jigging like a river dancer. The clinician has to hold her so I can mount. And then, in a plot twist worth of M Night Shyamalan, perhaps PURELY to fuck with me…. she proceeds to be perfect. Moving forward in what the just-as-confused trainer described as a “floating trot.” Dead straight lines. Lovely bends. Circle, serpentine. Boom. Done. We even got some really productive work done on balancing her canter (she did get a little spicy with some classic buck-departs, but overall VERY good).
The clinician LOVED her, my trainer was surprised (and I think impressed), and I am just further convinced that my horse is too smart for her own good, and a big-time show off. Girl needs an audience -_-