- Relax and enjoy
- Handle with confidence
- Don't sweat the mistakes
- Make Fin feel like she is a superstar
In standard I was very worried about the 4 jump sequence after the weaves. She had two tunnel off courses that, for her, were very attractive. I was also worried about the weave pole entry as there was a big fat tunnel staring her in the face there as well. My worry was my failure. In trying to get to my FC position, I pulled her off the jump after the table...the rest of the run was wonderful. She did the 4 jump sequence with little regard to the tunnel (my handling plan worked) and our only mistake was me pulling her off a jump. My bad.
In jumpers. I thought it was a good course. Fin felt she needed to go around the triple after the weaves (a consistent handling challenge for me and Fin). That's ok. she is still my little superstar and I am so glad I made the drive up to Dixon.
Going back tomorrow for another try.