Steady was good and compliant. Did some flat work jump a few smallish jumps. All was good. I rode in my jump saddle for the first time in a few weeks and I felt insecure. I hated that feeling. Because that saddle always makes me feel so safe. I have been working so hard to figure out how to ride in a dressage saddle I guess it messed with my jump position.
Jerk face bucked then started pitching a fit. Then since I was home alone and not really wanting to get hurt battling sir jerk face I made him regret being a jerk but did it from the ground. It took a bit of time but I did finally win that battle. In turn making me run late for school but hey I had to finish what I started. The only picture I have is of when I was lunging him for bucking.
|It takes talent to look this good while being a complete a-hole!|
Super awesome ride
I went and had a lesson with LAZ on Thursday because school was closed for an in-service, yay! My thoughts going into this was to figure out if It was going to be beneficial to my health to show up at Team Challenge in a few weeks. We have not gotten out to one show this year so far and I am apprehensive to say the least. Well Steady was a complete rock star. It was amazing! He didn't put a foot wrong. I guess he had one rail the entire lesson but it was a "lazy rail". My horse had a fricken LAZY rail. No joke. He was quiet at quiet could be. I focused big time on my breathing. Which is something they talk quite a bit about at school for massage. It was phenomenal. I could literally feel him down shift the moment that I took a deep cleansing breath. LAZ made it clear that I need to keep my shoulders back hands down and no pulling upon landing.
Yes we are on the look out for a new horse for Elaina. She got her season with the bitty Pony and now we need to find a better fit for her. She went a tried out a little gelding that might be "the one". Still working out details with owners so not deats about him quite yet.
No riding for 4 days
This makes my heart hurt. Life needs to slow down just a little so I can get into the saddle more than 2-3 x's a week. Seriously, I'm not kidding my butt needs more saddle time. My butt misses my horse.