Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Went cross-country schooling at Fair Hill on August 31st. Finn handled the crowds like a champ. Stood around and hacked from place to place on the buckle. Astonishingly calm for a 4 year old OTTB. We continue to work with poles on the ground in our lessons and I have almost internalized that he will be rounder if I keep my outside leg on. Trot getting quite reasonable, canter remains a work in progress. Did a Bryan Kest yoga workshop yesterday. It was great, both his thoughts (for all that he has a slightly odd way of expressing some of them) and the physical part of the practice. Ran the Virginia Beach 1/2 marathon on Sunday, September 6th and enjoyed it still being the weekend for another day when I got back. It went pretty well, but at the usual slow pace, not the slightly faster Seattle pace. Off now to some sports bar for dinner and Phillies. Go Fightin's!