I was riding my lease horse tonight. I set up the barrels for the first time since I've had her. She hasn't been ridden constantly the past few years so I have just been doing flat work with her to tone her up and get her stamina up.
Well, she's doing so great so I trotted her through the pattern. And man can she turn! She can wrap a barrel and tie a pretty bow on top of it!
I decided to lope her through the pattern, and she did very well. She's giving me plenty of space going around the barrel. So the next time I decided to open her up and see what she can do. She's being extremely ratey so I'm having to push her into her pocket and then hold her off the barrel at the same time.
She turns the 1st and 2nd barrel great. She also runs to the left which I'm not all that used to. Well somehow my foot came out of the stirrup on my way to the 3rd barrel, I found my stirrup just as we hit our pocket, and...I rolled my ankle, while riding. LMAO. How is that even possible!?!
No serious damage. Just a dull ache that has decreased over the past few hours. Well... I was coming down the steps while trying to talk to my mom and I totally missed the last step (hey, it was dark) and I hit the ground with the ankle I rolled and it couldn't support me and I fell completely on my hands and knees. LoL. I have had problems with my left wrist for almost 5 years and now that is aching too. I-yi-yi.
To top it off, my mom couldn't stop laughing at me.
What a night.