Finally got back in the saddle last night after work! Aaaannnnnndddd...I came off again.
Lol. I think I'm okay, but pulled my sciatic nerve again and been trying to work it out since last night. It's not too bad though. I really need to go see my chiro and get all this stuff worked out.
So yea, we were doing great. I felt no nervousness back in the saddle, but took it easy for the first 20 minutes or so just staying at walk. My tailbone is still store, so I was worried about posting and having to really use my seat. A couple times, I tried to use my seat and it shot pain straight up my backside.
But of course, I just couldn't stay at walk for long and decided to ask for the trot. He was good - responsive, forward, and it didn't hurt to much. Then outta nowhere, cause he was going so well, I decided to ask for the canter. We picked up the wrong lead a couple times, but eventually got it and he was perfect. Didn't rush or run into it. Wasn't crazy and we probably got our best left lead canter.
I was going to call the ride and then said well, let me try right lead canter one more time, cause he was struggling to pick up the correct lead. I asked for canter, we picked up the wrong lead, so I brought him back and asked him to correct leads, and as he went to switch leads, he tripped and we both went down. He fell all the way down to his knees and I went right over his neck! Thankfully, we were already close to the ground. I swear I don't know how much more this old body can take! He got his footing back and calmly stood waiting for me to get up. My barn friend, Alex, was there with us and helped me up. We both laughed at the fact I came off again my FIRST time back in the saddle. I made sure to get back on and walk him around a bit. I don't want him thinking every time I come off, the ride is over. Lol.
So yea. 2 falls in less than a week! I'm batting zero here! Lol. I really want to try and ride today again, but not sure if my body is gonna let me without some pain. I've definitely had worse sciatic nerve pain. I've got 2 weeks till John returns and I can't stay in the friggin saddle long enough to get our canter work together and I don't even have a crazy horse! Lol.
Anyways, glad I didn't seriously injure myself, and mostly glad that getting back in the saddle doesn't make me nervous at all. Hopefully, he'll get better about his feet! We need to work some more on ground poles and cavallettis. He's definitely growing and his front end seems to have finally caught up with his hind end (for now), but I swear he looks bigger everyday. Even if I don't ride, I'll try to get some pics today. It really sucks getting old and not being able to bounce like I used to...