A Horse is a Horse

A Horse is a Horse

Friday, November 8, 2013

Catch-up... part 1

Yep... I'm that behind lol..... 

Week before last....

Wednesday - Lesson bright and early. Rode Holly with Magic's owner. Holly wasn't thrilled with the folded up liverpool on the side of the outdoor, nor was Magic, but other then that she was good. We did lots of trotting, working on straightness and pace, then went back and forth over the surprisingly hard ground pole (insert eye roll). Nothing super exciting. Always nice watching Magic's owner ride him, he pulls the same crap, but she's much more assertive with him, so it always reminds me to get after him. We both went for a walk around the property with only a little fussing, and no spooking.

Flap them arms ;)

Saturday- I rode Magic with the ladies. L rode, even sore, like the pro she is, and Karley had her hands full with some tight turned fun on Henry-no-brakes. I felt super nauseous (which I found out my coworker from that night before also had gone home feeling that way too). I think a big part of it was all the patients coming in to my work with nausea/ vomiting, there's a certain since of impending illness when surrounded by retching people for 8 hours at a time.

Baby warm up jump

 So in between dry heaving, I managed some decent jumping. My trainer in all her sympathy only made me go a few times, just apparently higher then I've jumped before (2'6"). :P



 Its funny, I have been all why-am-I-jumping-I'm-too-chicken thoughts again, but really I've jumped better lately then ever. Fake it til ya make it I guess.



10 comments:

  1. I think that's my motto "Fake it till you make it". You guys look great. I'm so jealous you have such a good group going! Looks like a ton of fun.

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    1. Thanks, if it wasn't for the group, I'd prob be still riding western lol

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  2. I went to the barn with a stomach bug twice. Once with the farrier. I was sick. :)) :)) Dry heaving in the stall with my poor horse looking at me like "someone help, moms dying!!" and the other time, I just felt nauseous, thankfully never actually puked, and I chose then to trot my horrible gaited horse for the first time...yikes! Hope you feel better!!!

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    1. Yea luckily I like the smells of the barn (well most of them) lol

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  3. The chicken arms thing is a bad habit of mine too. I don't know why I keep doing it! Y'all look great.

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    1. Lol,,I find I do it when I'm fiddling with the reins too much.

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