Saturday, April 9, 2016

The usual slump post

Coach finally switched it up on me yesterday. I rode neither Romeo nor Pixel but instead got put on LB, a barn favorite who I hadn't the chance to ride yet. He's a fairly dainty horse, but he can get going despite his size and apparent age. He also grossly over estimated the size of carrot which he could consume at once, and wow that was an interesting few moments.

Of course, I was late getting into the ring, so I didn't have any time to do my hip stretches, and I consequently hated my stirrups for the entire ride. I could probably attribute most of my issues yesterday to not properly warming myself up. LB was easy off my leg, which I appreciated. By the time we started jumping, my whole body was quite out of line (front and right side collapse), plus my leg reverted back to the up/downer days. I looked like a slight wreck, but I have media, so who cares?

So, yeah, bad ride yadda yadda the sky is falling yadda yadda all that nonsense.


  1. No matter how many horses I ride, I still find it hard to ride new horses well right away. So I commend you on doing it at all :)

  2. Yay media!! I love getting to ride different horses often - but yea it's always an adjustment haha

  3. It's really, really hard for me to ride new horses and takes me quite a bit of time to figure each out.


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