Thanks haha I try and stay as positive as possible just gets to me sometimes. My boyfriends mom has horses and is wanting me to work with her quarter horse gelding so im hoping that when we go up to tehachapi to visit in feb my knee will be close to 100% .
I've been so sick the past couple days... just unable to even think about eating. There's a stomach flu going around and while I haven't puked I've been convinced I'm going to for 2-3 days now.
Today finally I managed a sandwich & have been having electrolyte popsicles and sports drinks the whole time so I didn't get too dehydrated but I've lost so much weight :/ [and I didn't really have any to lose to begin with!]
Blue eye sometimes apple sauce, jello or light foods like soups are good to try amd get down when sick like that. Yeah it is horrible when it comes back for round 2 haha but in the long run its better :). I have an extremely testy stomach so I have episodes that mirror a stomach flue all the time. Yogurt helps too :).
I had the best lesson EVER today! It might not seem like much but I actually learned a lot. A lot of no stirrup work created a lower, more controlled post which I have been failing at since day 1, and FINALLY a balanced, controlled, and well sat canter with no bouncing!!!! It also taught me to stretch my leg a lot and use my upper calf to grip up! I also finally got Chase to do trot circles which I normally can't because the little kids who get lessons on him just rip on his face and don't use leg at all. And I also got to do a few canter circles which was amazing!
Almond Joy that's fantastic! No better feeling than a lesson that goes well, huh?
I used to really struggle to control my posting too, and I still jam up and bounce in the canter and sitting trot when I'm nervous. When I'm calm and confident I'm physically a pretty good rider, not that knowledgeable though [been a pleasure rider most of my life and concentrating mainly on jumping the rest so finesse isn't my strong point]
It's a wonderful feeling knowing that the colt I have trained almost completely by myself is turning out very well. Ruger is starting to get some serious horsepower behind him. I always knew he would have a big engine. He just sets and TURNS in his rollbacks and around his barrels and poles. Currently loping the barrel and pole pattern. Doesn't get hot or stupid, just chills and works.
This is a good picture of him...Really driving out of his turns.
Almond Joy, I'm so glad for you! That sounds fantastic!
I've been feeling kind of discouraged since my last lesson. I was on Holly and we had to do something really simply. Jump a vertical, stop straight, then turn and jump another vertical. I managed to mess it up almost every time!
Sorry that you're feeling sick, blue eyed pony. I hope you feel better soon!