We just got done this morning with our clinic with Charlie Pinno from Californa, an amazing instructer who has been such a great support and advocate for us over the course of a year now.
Some of you know that on may 18th I took Oliver to his first jumper schooling show, great time only had a nasty ankle sprain and pulled Achilles later that week I wound up getting the same foot run completely over by a friends mare who was in heat ouch....times a whole bunch
So I had ridden Ollie only 3 times between the 18th and 3rd of this month due to my injury....after yesterday's first lesson my ankle and foot where throbbing to the point of almost blacking out from the pain. Luckily this morning after all night of resting, ice, arnica, Advil an tramadol I was able to ride with no pain, just tenderness.
In our lessons we foccused on shoulder fore and baby leg yeilds, the directive point being to ask for more hind end power to step up and push off without diving face first...
Since our very first lesson with Charlie just year we have progressed leaps and bounds!!
Both lessons where so good!!
Ollie gave me his best and I know a lot of what I can do now to progress even further!!
I'm so tired with so much running though my head, I'll write more tomorrow but for now I have pictures....and....VIDEO!!