...to tell you all just a couple of things.
A.) I rode Granite yesterday afternoon. He was great. I am noticing that his right side is his weak side. He tries to be a bit naughty about bending to the direction and sometimes twists his head a bit to avoid pressure. But his forwardness is getting better and he is carrying himself really lovely. I am so proud. I feel like I could take him in a walk/trot class at a schooling show tomorrow and place :) No kidding! I am so proud and its still so unreal to go out to the barn and ride!
B.) I hate hate hate hate my 2nd job. The cooks are really mean spirited people. I hate the long hours on my feet and the rushing rushing. Mostly, I am not emotionally equipped to handle jobs like that. Having to have my 'game face' on non-stop doesnt sit well with me (have a mentioned that I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder? -- no fun, but I generally know how to deal with it). I have nightmares about work and I spend my entire days dreading about when I have to work next. The money is much better than anticipated and I have enjoyed less stress in regards to bills, but I am loosing it as far as emotional (and physical) well being. I am scheduled to work a grand total of 65 hours this week, and Sunday the 13th will be my first day off in 14 days. I am a pretty tough cookie for the most part, and its not so much the hours I am having to pull, but the waiting tables in general that is killing me. I won't get to see Granite until Thursday :( Sorry for the complaints.
C.) The best news! I just got an email from Becky. Granite cantered today! Several times around the arena in both directions! She thanked me for letting her work with him and told me that I have a really "nice quality horse" on my hands!!! I am such a proud momma! I can't wait to see it. She says his collection and forwardness continue to improve and his leg yields are coming along! I am so proud and excited. I waited for so long and now he is progressing so fast. Yay for Graf Granite <3