I gave Jess Monday off after the show cause I was exhausted and I think she probly needed a day off as well. And I needed a say away from her to rethink and not be so disappointing I feel like I lost a lot of trust in her over the weekend, kinda awful when I try to do it right and she just does whatever she wants. But then Tuesday I went out through the bull field and out to where our cows are. Neil was moving cows but he was at the gate before I saw him so I never got to help. He hadn't planned on it, but 20 cows without calves were just standing close to the gate so he moved them so it is easier to check on them without looking through all the ones that have calves already.
It was a good ride took over an hour, we walked and trotted through the summer fallow field then walked over to where the cows were, some thought they should leave but most just watched us making sure we aren't chasing them or their calves. She was so good and just walked out in a fairly straight line and was moving off my leg when I asked. I was happy with her again, at least for a outside horse.
Then yesterday I went for a lesson and we got chatting about what is the best for us cause what we are doing now is not working. Jessie is not finished and Doug said he showed her as a 3 year old and only once as a 4 year old so she does not have a lot of show experience. And neither do I so putting us together is just not working. He figures I have 2 options....
1. I can sell her for about 13 000 (he says he can find a buyer tom) and then buy a finished just go out and show and win for 30, 000. I said no way can I afford that and he said maybe something for 20. Well that is still another 7000 that I don't really have to spend on a horse and still have to take lessons. Although I did find this cute gelding on Northern this morning for 20 and he has lots of earning should be pretty good even though he is only 5. Tempting!
or 2. I can put her in training, probly about 5 months and he will ride her and maybe his assistant will show her. He will let her show but if she needs schooling in a show he will do that too. That also gets expensive but will be cheaper than buying a horse and he really likes my mare and thinks we can do good together. So I guess that is what we will do. I will keep taking lessons until the end of the month and the leave her there and will still go take lessons while she is there as well.
We worked the flag and it went good, wish they had flag shows, lol we would be so good! And I will go back Friday and hopefully work cows. I also got thinking I am having a hard time stopping my body when we work cows, my brain says stop but I cant relax enough in my body so I have to work on that.
And today had a nice ride on her again, went out north and checked the fence. Then I seen a patch of crocus and it made me think of Shirley and her dandelions so I came back with my camera and took Jess out there for her photo shoot by the crocus :)