I often find myself wishing I had more time...but I guess today I had the realization that yes, indeed, time is a relative concept. Things progress in exactly the way they are meant to.
I leave for Toronto in about a week and a half. I am trying to get all the details tucked away, particularly with the knowledge that we'll get back and have a pretty quick 17 days before Dylan hits the road for Chicago and Selection Trials.
It is a bit strange to plan for a competition on a borrowed horse. I am not all that nervous about the riding part, more about wanting to show Peter's horse well, represent the US and my sponsors well, and perhaps try to stay out of the fray. I will have to be reclassified, which I am not super-excited about...more because I just don't really enjoy being shown the nature and extent of my disability - there's no dancing around it, it is a stressful and tiring process.
Meanwhile, Dylan is peaking at exactly the right time. He has been working very hard since January, and is really solid in his 3rd level work, and is schooling 4th level work with Jenny. I can't believe how far my stubborn 1st level horse has come!!
I am working with a very patient PT who is going to help me get on a good strength maintenance program, and she is trying to talk me into maybe looking at some mobility aids.
If things go well in Chicago, I hope to organize a silent auction & dinner as a fundraiser - let me know if you interested in helping organize, or in attending!!
Take care everyone! Ride strong!