The Boy was fantastic.
The mare was fantastic
Our dinner out was fantastic.
Even the road-trip candy we indulged in was... fantastic.
Not so fantastic? My ability to ride. Both lessons left a LOT to be desired in terms of my muscle tone, timing and general ability to be more effective than a loose sack of potatoes on Prairie's back.
I'll go into further details later, but suffice it to say that my "claw" of a left hand is back (Why I think that grabbing, pulling and clenching my left rein is ever a solution, let alone a universal one is beyond me). Also, I still can't quite walk normally due to my death grip half halts that were an attempt to stifle any actual movement on the mare's part.
But, other than that - Fantastic!
|note: I'm 5'11". mare is BIG|
More on my totally embarrassing lessons to come! I even have crappy video (The Boy forgot his fancy new camera... so iphone will have to suffice) assuming I can get the courage to publicly display the dismal, dismal state of my skilz.
So things still to come:
- More details on the terrible-horrible-riding
- News on the Trailer front (we went shooopppppinnnnng)
- A random rant. I ran into my old BO and felt very blown off. I'm trying to determine why this is irritating me so much. But it is.
This is like a teaser blog. Details, girl! We need details!ReplyDelete
Agreed! A tease! I'm in the same position. I moved out of town and try to keep in touch with my old trainer (who is actually my age) and she could give a shit about me. It REALLY makes me mad! I mean what the heckkkkk. Can't wait to hear about the trailers! woop! exciting stuff!ReplyDelete
Oooh, trailer shopping! Pictures! We want PICTURES!ReplyDelete
As to your lessons/ride... I know how you feel. Riding those big, lovely gaits is hard. It comes back, it really does. Clearly, more fantastic weekends with fantastic dinners and road trips are in order. ;)
I didn't know you were my height! Cool!ReplyDelete
BBM is positively GORGEOUS! If she were a gelding I would totally steal her from you. ;D
Don't worry so much about your riding. You haven't been on a horse in ages.