First thing-thank you to everyone who left such kind words on my last post. This community is one of a kind!
Anyway, I realized today that while I finally have rides to report on, I suddenly have no time to actually write them. Kind of ironic eh? Better planning is on my to do list.
So where are we at? I’m still basking in the fact I have nice horse to hop on and enjoy. Demelia has been nothing if not sweet, and good natured as I figure her out. We had our first lesson, a mostly flat ride with lots of critique on my riding. As I mentioned before, she’s very broke and the biggest issue is keeping her going. Which means my bad habits have no place to hide. Yikes.
Spent most of the ride trying to straighten my inside shoulder (and look less like a hunchback at the canter) and allow my wrists to give without opening my fingers. The struggle is real. Also, who knew cantering over 4 poles on the ground could be so hard?
As for my other rides, it’s just been a matter of getting into a groove again. Figuring out what actually needs to stay at my locker at the barn, or what treat might lure DeeDee into coming to me in the field. The little sausage comes when her Momma calls her–not so much luck for me as of yet.
The best things so far regarding this half lease, is the fact that one night I had to go out late due to things like a baby, and work, and laundry, and life. I hopped on Dee and we took a perfect stroll around the property. Just enjoying the fabulous weather and being able to ride. We are so lucky to have these types of moments!
And basically the rest of my life was consumed with binge watching the Olympics. I’m still dealing with the withdrawals.