Sunday I had a double header, barrel racing jackpot scheduled. The ground was kinda iffy though so after conferring with our district president we decided to make it a qualifier only. Anyone that needed jackpots to qualify for the provincial finals paid $2 and walked/trotted or loped the pattern. No times were taken, no payout needed (the $2 went to our club as an 'office fee' to help pay for district finals).
Since its my place and I would be here anyway I let everyone else go before me and thank goodness that was the case! For starters I could barely get my leg high enough to get on Applejack, it took me 3 or 4 tries to get mounted. Then when we went to take our turn he went to lope to first and it hurt so bad... I had to make him walk the pattern.
Now I know he should go whatever speed I ask him to, but he's a smart boy and knows his job. He'll walk, trot, lope, whatever when we're just practicing. But if its a competition, no way. If I try to hold him back then he gets frustrated. Being that we were the last to go, and it was super hot out, almost everyone had gone so he seemed to think it was just practice.
I've gone to the chiro, and I'm still stiff and sore, I haven't ridden since Sunday. Monday I have massage & chiro scheduled.
Voodoo was worked on today. He had lots of body soreness and had a couple spots where he was out. He's getting worked on again next week, but we've been given the okay to ride as long as he's feeling up to it... now if I can get on! lol