Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I would much rather....

....jump one of the red concrete balls in the Target parking lot than....


.....a very bright and upright show jump vertical.



Am I the only person who sees average and run-of-the-mill objects in everyday life as potential cross-country fences? Even though it is skinny, round, and red, I just think the Target ball has a more inviting shape. I am really struggling to feel balanced down to verticals of late. Maybe I'm just out of practice, or maybe it's a perspective issue. It will get better with time this spring.

Now, to test my theoretical bravery against the Target ball. Do you dare me?

2 comments:

Briana said...

Despite the "concrete issues" involved in the Target parking lot, I share your "obsession" though I rather term it the "eventer's lens" of seeming everything as a potential jump. I think your Target ball wouldn't be blinked at once in showing jumping - so why not eventing? What I really want to know is why show jumping is different than dressage? Why don't we have a standard arena, with standard tests that we learn in advance and a judge? Anyway - love the blog! keep it up!

BeBe said...

iI am always scoping out things I would love to jump, and when I was younger I actually "borrowed" some things, like road block barriers and brought them home into our ring. They made great jumps lol