I decided to roach Brego's mane before the show. The constant need for braiding was becoming tedious. Plus his mane was getting really frazzled and burnt from his sweat and the sun. It's been really warm the last two weeks and his mane turned bright orange. Yuck.
I think he looks pretty nice with a military cut. Plus, no braiding! Woohoo! Now I can focus on memorizing my course instead!
I practiced my dressage test yesterday and we did pretty well. I am not sure why my arms are spasticly moving so much, so I have a call in to one of my trainers to critique the video and tell me how to stop it. It's a little, er, distracting. This test shows some of the big improvements we've made since the last time we attempted it. Notice how he picks up the canter on time, if not early, instead of two letters too late. He also seems to be rounding down nicely through most of the test, even with the scary horse eating barrel in the corner. And his halt is crooked but he sticks it. I think we will have a decent showing. I am not expecting super results, but anything below 50 would be a pleasant surprise for me.
We leave for the show tomorrow so I will try to have an update on Sunday or Monday.
Wish us luck!