My jumping lesson was great last night. It wasn't that we got to jomp all the big things because we didn't. Everything stayed small. It wasn't great because Steady was amazingly perfect and it all went wonderfully. It was because we were having issues. Common issues for the both of us. He gets quick and inverted and I get braced against him. What made it great is that we found a way to work through the issues ending on a very great note. Gaining the control I needed and obtaining the steady rhythm to, in between and away from each jump. My 8 year old daughter took video of some of the lesson but I won't punish you by putting it up. It is all over the place but I was still able to take parts away from just seeing it. Biggest thing that I saw that I neeeeeed to get a handle on is that when he starts to rush I get in a chair seat putting my lower leg way too far forward. For all I know that is the very reason he is rushing. It frustrates me seeing it because it is such bad riding but I need to see it and get frustrated enough to fix it. I hope to get some video that is taken by someone above the age of 10 very soon. I really feel some amazing improvements in Steady's movement and my riding. I think you guys will too.
Hank was reunited with his brother last night and it was a complete overload of cuteness.
In other news. Sadly I must plan a funeral. I knew the day was coming and some say that knowing helps when the time actually comes. While that may be true it still doesn't make it any less sad.
RIP my $189 Ovation boots. You served me well and even up to the very end.
I am not sure what I will do without you but know you will be missed..........Until you are replaced at least ;)
Darn it. I did know the day was coming but I was hoping that it didn't come before Rolex. Last night it became official they must be laid to rest.
Now what to replace them with?? In conversation with a friend she mentioned how her Ariats gave out after 3 months of daily use. That was disheartening because I thought of my Ovations as low end and was hoping to upgrade to a "better" quality boot when I replaced them. I guess I wonder does higher price tag neccessarily mean better quiality. When I told her that my Ovations have lasted me 3 years and they were my every ride boot. Those are all I have worn to ride in since I purchased them 3 years ago. She was surprised. I was happy by how much life I got out of them and if it hadn't been for the darned zipper they would last much longer. Oh boy if I spends several hundred dollars on boots and they don't last me at least as long as my trusty Ovations I may just want to decapatate someone. Hmmmm....
Last but not least I am going to look at a possible project horse. eeeek....I am excited and questioning my sanity at the same time. What would you do if a 6 year old Grey, sound, sane OTTB landed in your lap and you owned your own farm?