I got to ride Steady today!!! I really needed that. It has been a good 3 weeks since I last rode. Which has been very discouraging to me. I decided to try to let it go and stop stressing over it but I couldn't help but think about all the progress we were probably loosing with each week that passed. It was hard to not be discouraged. Today was a high of 33 and the sun even peeked out every once in a while. I was not missing this opportunity.
So I started with lots of walking I wanted to give him ample time to warm up and get moving. Sometimes it is hard to get him to stop focusing on going back to the pasture with his buddies. After the first 10 minutes or so he started to focus more. After warming up I was really trying to focus on my position and I think I was starting to feel like I could feel where I should be. I even found my sitting trot position and seat! At first when his head was high and he was flipping his nose with every stride I thought, OH great all that progess I thought we lost, was in fact gone :(. But after about 5 min. of warming up he started to push into the bit and round up!!! Halle-ficken-lujah!! He hadn't forgotten. I shouldn't be surprised. I mean he is the most awesomest horse EVER! It was a fantastic ride. We even cantered a couple times around the ring. Beside being out of shape I think we will be just fine come spring and that is a huge relief.
I am dying to load him up and pull him to a lesson with my new fancy truck. But I need some money before that can happen so we will see. I have the nice truck I just can't afford to use it;)