I believe in my horse. I had hoped that we would make it to GP. Okay, I understand we’re not going to get that far. PJ just doesn’t have the drive and I don’t have the ability and by the time I get the ability (I’m still hoping for this one), PJ will be too old. My long-term goal has always been to show at Dressage at Devon, which is 4th level and above. Okay, maybe PJ and I won’t get there either for the same reasons as we won’t get to GP.
But, I’m not ready to give up on him yet. I know he’s not the most motivated fellow. I know that he’s long in the back and not the greatest mover (descent but no natural suspension). But I don’t think we’ll be stuck at training level forever. Today he was really good and the better he is, the better I am. I’m still learning a lot from him, and I’m having fun in the process. We went for a hack after my lesson and it was so relaxing because I didn’t have to worry about PJ doing something dangerous. I love this horse and I think he knows it, and that makes a difference. Together we’ll get there, even if “there” is just second level.