Since the AECs, we've continued to prepare for the T3D. Taco's fitness is great, but mine needs work, so I have been doing some additional workouts at the gym. I've also started a Rider Fitness Accountability Thread on the COTH BB to keep me motivated.
It's been summer-like for the past couple of weeks but we've gotten in some trot sets and a little gallop (more for me than for Taco). We had a jump lesson last weekend that reminded me of the importance of committing to a rhythm (not a distance) on the approach to each fence. Here are some video clips, taken by our friend Elizabeth:
There are 34 entries in the T3D at Midsouth! Wow! I am so happy for the T3D program and it will be a great group of people there, I am sure.
I also got some AEC pictures from the professional photographer Mark Walter Lehner of Hoofclix.com. They are gorgeous-- his team does a great job! Here are a few of my favorites. And you might have noticed that I have posted a new picture under the title of the blog, too.
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