I have finished Day 1 of the USDF Instructor Workshop on Lungeing with Christin Rivlin at Promontory Equestrian Center in Park City, Utah.
After working the horses at home, I left on a 6 p.m. flight last night. Several hours and a layover in Denver later, I landed in Salt Lake City, Utah at 12 p.m. there time.
When my alarm went off at 6 a.m., I was welcomed with a view of the most spectacular mountains out my Holiday Inn window. Driving to Park City, I almost could not believe the difference between the mountains and the flat area between them. It almost reminds me of a bad movie set where they use a backdrop... only this was definitely real.
My experience at the Equestrian Center was just as surreal. We enjoyed an hour lecture inside the heated lounge/viewing area, with a roaring fire and full breakfast spread. Some of us sat back in deep leather arm chairs while we watched instructional videos.
Then we spent the rest of the day lungeing... in their HEATED indoor ring. Take that Florida!
Seriously. Pinch me.