One fun thing I forgot to mention about the weekend is that I got to introduce Jessica to Emi. For those of you who don't know, Jessica owns and rides Emi's dad, North Forks Cardi. She remarked about Emi's resemblance to Cardi. I turned Emi out in the pasture to have her run around, but since she was out muzzle free she was way more interested in eating than running.
Jessica asked what my plans are for Emi and I told her low level eventing and getting my bronze medal in dressage. She felt those were very reasonably goals and doesn't think I'll have any trouble accomplishing them. She also mentioned that saddle fit will most likely be a challenge. When I get to that point she's going to give me the specifics on the saddle that Cardi is currently being ridden it. She feels like it's the best fit yet!
Last night I spent some time playing with Emi. This was her first introduction to the umbrella. She marched right over to check it out. She was also completely unconcerned about having the hula skirt draped over her head. That's something that I wouldn't expect either Benny or Roz to be okay with but Emi was not bothered at all. We also did some groundwork from our clinic and Emi was right on target. Apparently she hadn't forgotten anything even though she's had a couple weeks off.