Thanks hollybubbles and everyone else ;D
Sunday and yesterday were BAD days, still rode, when I was warm I was fine. This morning- no more aches!
I think it was a mix of things- She hadn't been worked consistently over the past week or so as I'd been in the UK visiting family, I was concentrating more on a new horse that was being beaten round the school so we didn't crash, and she did take advantage of that. So I asked for more hind leg and she ignored it, so I asked more firmly and she bucked, I was on the inside track and my dad was on the outside track. Duffy doesn't give a hoot about other horses, field, going past (scraping past sometimes xD) but my dad's horse Josie has double barrled her in the past in the field, so wondering if they may have had something to do with it. Poo happens, wrong time wrong place sort of thing, but she's been pretty good since.
I've decided to try over the Christmas period, as I have more time, to stop riding with spurs, as when I fell off I must have gripped pretty hard and scraped a load of fur off her side. Just to see if we can do it. Who knows...
Really sorry to hear your horse is now in horsey heaven :( I've never lost a horse, but I can only imagine how hard it must have been xxx and well done for hanging on the second time ;D
Oh well now you know what she's capable of and might have better luck at holding on next time haha
Hmm yeah, it would be interesting to see her reactions without the use of spurs, why do you have them in the first place? (not criticising, just wondering)
Aww it's ok, it's been 8 months today since she passed and I'm slowly coming to terms with it, it was her time to go and she said goodbye first. It gets easier, but not very fast.. I still forget I don't have to feed her somedays. But it's ok, I have Mitch now.
Oh believe me, after the first time I learnt real quick!