Tax is really doing well. Sundays and Mondays are his days off with the trainer so Sunday morning my sister and I took him and Promise for a little hack down the road and through the field near the barn. We warmed up in the arena and he was so relaxed we rode out of the driveway on the buckle with a super loose rein. When we got to the field it was still pretty saturated from all the recent rain and we had to go through some puddles which have been a challenge in the past. His usual puddle technique involves getting to the edge, spinning and running from the terrifying glittery horse devoring water monster. This time Promise calmly walked through and Tax followed calmly right after. It was so awesome.
Sister talked to the trainer who is still loving riding Tax. She got him doing flying lead changes now, and his canter is actually comfortable! He's getting shoes all aroud this week. Can't wait for show season to really get started. I just printed the calendar of the local club I want to join with him and I'm starting to highlight the shows I want to discuss with the trainer so I can set up my calendar and budget.
I start my lease on Charlie next week. Grace is almost ready to show. I even got the kiddo a rail shirt and a showmanship outfit. I just need to figure out what I'm going to wear and get a show halter, bit and reins. I'm also looking at a calendar of the paint shows. Looks like I'll be doing some travelling. Why on earth did I have to go and use most of my vacation time for that surgery again? At any rate it should be one fun summer. I feel like all the dreams I had as a kid are finally coming true.