I can be extremely irritable when on my period (no details necessary) and it seems that every ride during this devil's time ends up horrible.
For example, the day before yesterday all Hejduk did was spook at a tarp and I fell off but I lost my temper with him as if it was a buck or something. Then I was in a bad mood for the rest of the day as my confidence level dropped in the same way a bucking would drop it.
Yesterday I had a crop and was trying to make him do circles on his right lead (not fun for either of us..he favors left) and after probably ten circles it still wasn't good enough for me so I kept going and he suddenly hopped left and out of the circle with my angry a** on the ground. (This was bareback)
Well, I reminded myself of why I don't normally ride with a crop! I hit him with it repeatedly. No sugar coating-that's what I did. :( I hate myself for it because I know it does no good. But, by this time I had the stupid: "well I will teach you a lesson and force you!" attitude. I lunged too and then got back on to try the right circle again and that time was unsurprisingly worse. He kept changing leads and being unbalanced and trotting. I calmed myself down a bit and walked around.
But then my dumb a** just had to ask for a stupid side pass; something he can do but never when he's irritated... he did one direction and I immediately demanded the other only to be greeted with some rearing-and I used the crop :(- until a large rear that sent me sliding down his butt. I was irate. I lunged him again.
So, judging the fact that I hardly ever hit the ground but did so three times in two days (two of which being my fault!!), I THINK I SHOULD JUST LAY OF THE SADDLE DURING MY PERIOD!!!!!!! Maybe use my anger out on the poop rake and get things done!! ;)
Am I the only crazy female who ends up beating her horse when on her period?? I swear any other time of the month I have a brain and work out the issue calmly. Is it just best to lay off the saddle during this time?
I'm sorry Hejduk :(