I had a spectacular week with her in Cody, Wyoming, and feel so blessed to have this opportunity. My lessons with her focused on my next two auditions, Level 4 Online and Level 3 Freestyle. I couldn't wait to teach my horse Kai this stuff!
We also all worked on an obstacle course for the horses during our stay. I did have some doubts about finishing it in time for the open house, however with everyone's hard work it all came together!
It was beautiful to see Farrah leading and organizing the whole thing. She made sure all members of her team felt happy and appreciated while keeping us focused and on task. Because of this everyone gave a 120% and it all came together.
When it was time for the open house I got to be part of a savvy team for the first time! I was so nervous at first but when I saw how happily the rest of the savvy team was working together in the arena I calmed down enough to really enjoy myself. I loved the energy of the whole savvy team-- so welcoming and so focused on building savvy and being better partners.
I also got to ride in my first parade before we went back home to Canada. What was interesting is that the majority of the riders at the parade treated their horses with kindness and understanding.
I learned an incredible amount during my stay in Cody--about true leadership and teamwork and of course being a better partner for the horses that I play with.