After a brief Hiatus due to back problems and rain, yesterday marked what was essentially the first full-on dress rehearsal for Siege of Glengary.
Ally was a champ! We added a caparison to the mix which she calmy accepted, and also added scary stuff: full contact with weapons engaging targets.
After a little bit of nervousness, the crash bang boom of the reeds and the resounding CRACK of the lance on the quintain were met with cooperation and control. If I had to put words in her mouth, I think she would have said its in her blood to tilt!
Pig lancing didnt seem to bother her at all, Im not entirely sure she even noticed what was going on 🙂 We made two passes at the pig and stuck it both times for a flinch factor of zero!
I did have some issues with the heads row, but they were short and had more to do with communication steering than with anything else… Yes, I really want you to weave! It is, of course, quite the pleasure to be asked if thats what I want! What a pleasure indeed!
Hopefully it will stay dry enough long enough today to get another day of practice, but at this point, Im feeling at rest about having a safe, fun ride on Saturday!
Major kudos to Metallica!
And while Im at it, major Major kudos to my Wife who taught me and continues to teach me how to do all this stuff 🙂 Happy Birthday, Love!