We went back to the indoor today. It's been awhile, to say the least. I think it's far to say that Brego and I are out of shape and coordination. Our brains are willing, it's our bodies that are the problem.
Brego is a smartie and hasn't forgotten a single thing. He's not as quick off the leg or soft, and certainly is crazy stiff to the left (his bad side), but he was cooperative and certainly put in an effort.
I don't think either one of us are in a hard core work frame of mind, so honest effort is plenty good enough.
A neighbor from down the street was also riding in the indoor. She has Saddlebreds and comes down to ride a few nights a week. We hit it off and are already planning all the exploring we are going to be doing in the summer. It's nice to be surrounded by horse people. So including our new friend, that makes 6 out of 9 houses in this little area that have horses. We've got dressage mustangs, cowboy versatility Quarter Horses, Saddleseat Saddlebreds, trail horses, minis, Standardbred sulky trotters, and of course, our two eventers/foxhunters.
Maybe I won't miss the big shows so much this year. I will have plenty to do just keeping up with the Joneses.