Remember how I mentioned it’s been hard to get any real consistency going lately? Well. Case in point: when I checked my planner to figure out how many lessons I’ve had in the last couple of months, I realized I have had 0. My last lesson was October 2nd. It hasn’t been for lack of trying, I promise. But every time I tried to do a lesson Continue reading
Still nothing all that exciting happening with Val, since SOMEBODY decided to run under a tree and now has scraped up and inflamed withers. Ugh. I did get out to the barn though, and Val did some (mostly) free jumping, so more on that shortly. Continue reading
I woke up Sunday morning not sure what day it was, or why my alarm was going of at 6 am. When I finally figured all of that out, I climbed out of bed feeling like I’d been hit by a truck, so that was gobs of fun. After a little coffee I was feeling slightly more human, and I made my way to the host farm to hand walk my horse and work out any stiffness he might have had. Continue reading
At the fall clinic, we entered the 3′-3’3 section, because we were still at kind of an in between stage, and we weren’t quite comfortable at 3’6 or jumping that height on a regular basis. Val was great, we had fun, and we learned a lot.
I also mentioned to Ragan that we were in the process of moving up and asked for some tips, which he happily provided. Continue reading
After a month with no lessons, I’ve had a weekend lesson two weeks in a row, and I have another lesson tonight! I do like schooling on my own, but a little consistency with lessons is good. I also got my new tall boots in last week, and after wearing them around the apartment for two days, they went to the barn so I could hack in them and start getting them to break in more. Continue reading