Recently, Greg & I were asked to help with a driving activity. It made me realize how padded our driving resume is.
On one hand, we both drive in two disciplines. I have competed for several years in one, and have practiced in the other. Greg has competed in both. The photographic evidence is pretty darn slick.
On the other hand, we have never been without an experienced horse to drive and an experienced coach to catch problems before they happen. Most (all?) of the horses, we have sat behind know far more about driving than we do.
We are certainly not ready to fly solo. As exhibit A, I offer the hash we made the one time we designed a marathon obstacle. Our set-up was illegal from the get go, then I eliminated myself twice. [Show Report II: DRIVING]
All this is as it should be. It makes sense to seek help with a new activity. I’m thrilled with the opportunities we have had and proud of the progress we have made. At the same time, I need to keep in mind how protected our sandbox has been.
Thank you for reading,