Inavale Farms just posted on Facebook tonight that they are opening limited XC schooling starting this weekend!!!! They rarely are ever open this early due to wet weather but the last 2 weeks or so has been nice for the most part so everything is dried up. Some years schooling isnt open at all, or just for people competing in the one days the first weekend of June, and then isnt open until after their recognized 3 day at the end of June. Essentially not allowing us to go school XC before the event. I really hope there is water in the water complex (very hit or miss on this, especially if they are not filling it up yet) as that is one big thing I want to get him through. Other than that it is just getting him back out there before the derby! Not to mention it is potentially the most fun thing to do, ever! All those people in Florida/California/etc dont understand how lucky they are to be able to school most of the year!
Tolo is doing really good. I have started lunging him with side reins and will go to long lining him next. I have a show picked out for him at the end of July. I feel like that is plenty of time to get him going under saddle again and it will be a true test as to how he will handle life half blind. At this point I plan to at least do training 2 and 3 but in my opinion he should be able to do first 1. Him being blind in one eye should not affect his prior training and although he was only doing intro with his last owner I took him up to first 1 with success. The only question will be if his brain will work :)