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Attempting breathing

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Breathing is not some wild concept, and yet it's one of the things that I struggle to do consistently. It's partially because of anxiety but there's also asthma to consider.


Anyways, sitting trot & breathing just don't tend to mix for me (while we're here, I don't breathe during Russian twists either). I rode Carlos in my lesson last week, and while he's an ok ride, he does make me a bit anxious. The breathing was an attempt at making the ride go a little bit smoother, and it did. Next step is to, like, keep breathing.

Miracles are possible, but they don't appear in one lesson. I did get stiff at some point, so our canter wasn't as good as it could be. His transitions are getting better and more relaxed. When we went to jump, he was more forward than usual, so I got even more tense. He was fine to bring back down after the jump, but I'd prefer the distance not get closer at an exponential rate.

I swapped on to Blake after Carlos and we poppe…

Oops, I did it again

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See, I told myself that I would try to keep up with posts once the semester started but, HA, nah. Fortunately, this isn't as bad as the fall when I posted all of five times in September, and they were all clustered into a short time span. I did put an effort in this time around and scheduled posts. Trust me, I'm trying.

Anyways, per the vlog, team lessons started last week, and ya girl is not ready to lose her sanity every Friday. I'm trying to get my discussion section moved to Monday or Wednesday instead so I can actually make use of my Friday mornings.

Minus the rush both before and after the lesson, it was okay. Just flat. Laid back. Lots of swapping. I'm blessed to only have three other people to ride with this semester. Things are looking bright.

I started on Nessie who was fun just slow. Chestnut mare could not be bothered. Then I swapped onto Cooler who was a hot head as usual. Carlos was having a time and near ran off with me. Never have I ever relied so much …

Fashion Thursday: Take a lesson with this lumberjack who also cares about the bees

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1. Men's Honey Bee Watch
etsy.com
2. Superdry Rookie Plaid Shirt
superdry.com
3. Norris Horween Leather Belt
shop.nordstrom.com
4. One K™ Defender Matte Helmet
doversaddlery.com
5. Ariat Volant Tall Front Zip
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6. B Vertigo Men's Felix Breeches
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7. Kentucky Sheepskin Half Pad Absorb kentucky-horseshop.com

Vlog #9: Friday's Suck

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Watch me tack up an angry chestnut mare, and take a peek at my first studio project.

Song: Dreams by Manhat10
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Filmed 2/3/17