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Dressage at Red Tail Farm Day 2

Day 2 at Red Tail Farm. An even earlier morning. Another successful day as I rode through my FEI Grade 2 Team Test.

Sara Schmitt and Maggie O'Leary helped to make changes to my equipment before I got on. It was great to have them both here for my ride for the support and so they could see how things work out in the show ring compared to schooling at home. My equipment is like putting together a puzzle and it’s great to have a team that supports me and challenges me in my goals.

This was a good chance for me to test things out here before we head to Tryon for National Championships. Taco felt great, but I was a little tired today. I felt I was able to focus more on accuracy and relaxation this test than the activity I want and need. But, it gives me a focus for the upcoming week as I work on maintaining my energy and stamina from being off. Still, I was happy with the 68.9% we pulled off and the lovely comments from Beverly Rogers. And look how hard I’ve been working on our halts 😍

Thanks again to Project Walk New Jersey and Daniella for helping me in my training off the horse so I was able to compete for two days straight after not riding much and struggling with my health.

And to everyone at Sara Schmitt Dressage who helps me with Taco and cheers me on— I couldn’t do this without any of you guys!!

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