Holy cow! I was absolutely blown away by my pony last night! She started a little slow and mareish, especially going to the right (her bad side) but as soon as we worked thru that I had a nice soft horse under me. For the first time in several rides my trainer spent time critiquing my equitation. Lessons learned from that is that green horses wish to destroy your equitation-apparently I no longer close my fingers on my reins and am dropping thru my head and shoulder. Yikes. Things to work on!
The best part of the evening was that we were able to jump around a little course!! They were around 2 foot or so, and it felt heavenly to jump anything! O missed a few leads, but overall we managed to smooth out our little course. To top it off we got cleared to do a local schooling show in a few weeks, O’s first, and my first in a long time. I’m so stinkin’ proud of her! She’s getting today off to stuff her face with grass and play with friends as a reward. Here’s a picture of her when I let her out yesterday!