Getting Back Into It

See the baby tooth? Right there… the small one. Apparently the grown up tooth never grew in so it never came out. Weird.

And just a picture of his tattoo for posterity’s sake.

Anyway, I made a promise to myself that I was going to get out of the office and ride tonight  and I did it! Yay! Go me. I got to watch LG work with him first and then had a chance to practice my equitation which maybe needs a whole of improvement. Really, I just need to start doing my workout again. Jillian Michaels, I hate you but I’m putting you back in the dvd player tomorrow morning.

I was so so impressed with how well Dandy was doing. Not only does he look normal and not emaciated, he was starting to come onto the bit and using his body correctly. He’s still fighting with LG about bending to the left and picking up his left lead but it’s to be expected, I suppose.

I am just cringing watching myself in this video. When I had Sheena, I had a GREAT seat and I could sit the trot with ease. Clearly I’ve lost a lot of that. I will get back there. My new plan is to get out two times during the week and once on the weekends. Yoga and Jillian Michaels on the days I don’t ride. Should get me fit.

I only cantered Dandy a few laps of the arena, and only to the right, and honestly, I think it was harder for me than it was for him. Between trying to figure out what I was supposed to do to get him to collect and my general lack of muscles, it wasn’t the prettiest looking. But I do love to canter him and his transition into the canter was so much cleaner. I actually probably over cued him.

The best part? He’s starting to relax at the walk. Dandy actually stretches out and down. I love my boy.

Going to get back out tomorrow and ride a bit. Eric’s taking a lesson on William so I will probably clean tack during that. I’ve been meaning to do that for a while now but I am just being lazy.