33 Weeks Today

We are inching along, making progress. I was telling Jeff a couple of weeks ago that if I were a teenager, I would be in heaven! Doctor’s orders to stay in bed and not help out at all.

I was supposed to watch the coverage of the Kentucky Rolex 3 Day Event yesterday, but a hockey game went into triple overtime, so the coverage was postponed to May 16. But don’t you fret, here is some footage from other 3 Day Events.

A Three Day Event is actually three different competitions. The first is called Dressage. It is a test where the horse and rider demonstrate the walk, the extended walk, the trot, the extended trot, the suspended trot, the canter, the horse’s responsiveness, their suppleness and flexibility. To the untrained eye it is kind of boring to watch as all of the horses do the exact same routine, but I thought I would put some footage here to demonstrate Dressage in a more interesting way. This is freestyle dressage, and it is done to music, and almost look like the horse is dancing.

Dressage as done in eventing is not that cool, but you get the idea. The 2nd event is cross country. This is a long course that the horse and rider have to navigate over fixed obstacles, like logs, ditches, bridges, and things like that. It is (in my opinion) the most exciting part of a 3 Day Event. The horse gets penalties for refusals and for not finishing within a specific time frame. If the rider falls they are eliminated.

The 3rd and final event is stadium jumping. This is when the horse and rider navigate a series of fences that can fall down. The horse gets penalties for every pole knocked down, as well as refusals to jump and time.

Maybe you can tell, or maybe you can’t, that I really love equestrian sports. There are two things that keep me from pursuing it personally, however. The first is money. Horses are so incredibly expensive! Here is the second thing that keeps me away.

Enough of that. So I’m 33 weeks today, and I’m celebrating my two week return to the hospital. I had yet another terb shot last night. I don’t know if I’ll dodge terb today or not, but either way I still get my progesterone shot today. Aren’t I lucky?

Okay, I did get a terb shot this morning.

Dr. Hill came in to see me this morning. Nothing really new.

3 Replies to “33 Weeks Today”

  1. Wow–that was great Noelle, I loved it! (Not the people falling off though-that really hurts!!)It’s been a little while since I talked to you–hope you’re doing well. I’m glad that Gaby hasn’t made her grand entrance–yet. We love you and pray for you and your family.

  2. Now this is the kind of horse shows I love too! I’m so glad that you have the time to find these things and post them for the rest of us to enjoy!

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