O’s Report Card

Being away from my pony this weekend was hard (typically the best time for me to ride), but it was fantastic family time and lots of windsheild bonding. On our journey through the state of Kansas this was definitely my favorite part.

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Worlds biggest ball of twine decked out for halloween. Go mid-western USA!

Reports I got from the people riding O this weekend are leaving me a little confused, happy with her workouts, and very ready to see her for myself. Apparently on Friday she was amazing and felt great to ride. Saturday she was fine….nothing earth shattering. Sunday she got to do her hills work and looked/acted a bit stiff in the back. Fortunately in a strange twist of fate and timing, one of our vets was the person on her back during the stiffness. The same vet keeps her own pony at my stable and I love that she is always around and willing to help!

Last week was bad for my two point challenge…after my starting time of 4:14, I have fallen to less than 4 minutes by my rough calculations. I didn’t have my phone on me to do official start stop time, I just had to make do with a clock. Hopefully I can kick it back up this week and get back on a good path! I would really like to be at 5:30 minutes minimum by the end of the two point challenge. Better get to it!

Also, for anyone who has ever complained about a no stirrup lesson (I know I have)…

9 thoughts on “O’s Report Card

      • That was then; this is now. 😉 Occasionally I’ll test my contact at the canter by holding both reins in one hand to see if I’m leaning too heavily on one rein. Otherwise … Besides, I stopped jumping years ago … 😉

  1. I hate doing dressage with stirrups… I wish we just went without, they always make me bounce. I guess I brace or something 😦

    Jumping, on the other hand, a wee bit more difficult… lol!

    I hope O is back feeling good when you get to see her again 🙂

    • I actually have a similar reaction sometimes on the flat with stirrups! Since O is so quiet I end up doing a lot of spur/leg action which is 10x easier without stirrups. Just don’t tell my trainer that or I may not get them for anything!

      She was feeling okay! Thanks! 🙂

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