It’s been awhile. Dee decided to nap in some hay and get poked in the eyeball. So she got a few days off. Then I decided to come down with the 3rd…yes 3rd stomach bug of the season (day care is evil) and then got this sweet sinus infection.
Essentially, nothing much has been happening in my neck of the woods for about 2 weeks. I hadn’t swung a leg over anything and I broke a sweat going up the stairs. BUT. This week I dragged my butt to the barn on Sunday for a makeup lesson, tossed on some spurs, grabbed my stick and off we went.
Dee of course, was a good little cupcake, and did her job per usual. I had forgotten that smarty pants mare would know exactly how to evade work, and got a little heavy on me. But lots of transitions and the fan of death (bounce poles on a circle) had us moving right along. We jumped around a low little course; things came up easily and we finished with a smile. Bonus: I have media coming!
I was sore afterwards (pitiful I know), but still snuck in another quick ride in the random 60 degree weather this week. It feels good to be back on track. Since I’m a glutton for punishment, I managed a second lesson, where we really worked on my eye and my (bad) decision making skills. Such as this:
I want to pull the pony to the jump. She doesn’t like to be pulled to the jump. Inevitably we put in teeny baby stride and sloth over the fence. What did I learn here? Apparently nothing, as I tried it like 3 times last night. In the end I decided to do what I’ve been told a “few” times for the past 15 years and put more leg on. Magic!!
Still on the path to do our thing at the home show in February. AND loving my new gloves!!