It’s been a sassy week at the barn! Lots of improvements, and new things to work on, as always. Guess it wouldn’t be a fun sport without something new each time right haha
Monday I had an impromptu lesson with Gracie’s owner/our barn’s trainer/my 3 day old Parlanti’s/duct tape. God help me. Anyways, we worked on building the topline (head down, belly up, hind under, all that good stuff), and then my legs started throbbing sooooo
insert break time.
Then we popped over a vertical and an oxer to discover that even though my leg is in the right position, it moves at the end of my jump on the recovery. And it shouldn’t. And when I pick a good spot, it does. And when I pick a bad spot, it doesn’t. Go figure.
Add duct tape and now I’m working on building those inner thigh muscles I’ve been ignoring for the last 1/3 part of my fences. At one point, I was told to grab mane and pull myself down to stay over a bit longer, and DAMNNNN Gracie gave me the sassiest #marestare I’ve EVER seen! I mean we stopped, and her head just whipped around and looked at me with these “WTH girl” eyes. It was a hellah awesome bonding moment for us, and I promised not to yank her mane so hard next time lol
At least she’s got a forgiving personality with my dumb moments 🙂
In other news, she’s gotten into a bit of a cookie monster, and has discovered backpacks… I do love a clever horse I guess haha