I had one of those huge mental breakthroughs that doesn’t happen very often but when it does you sort of feel like a rock star. I looked at a 2’9 fence and it didn’t look big. I won’t say it looked small but it looked manageable and as we cantered towards it I felt so much confidence that Gus and I had it.
Which we did.
This is the first time in almost three years that 2’9 has looked manageable or that I’ve gone over one without wanting to throw up before and afterwards. In fact, now that I’m writing this, I’ve realized that lately I’ve been going around courses and I’ve been breathing (you can even hear it in my videos). It may be very heavy breathing but it’s there and I don’t feel the same anxiety as I used to.
I know in the grand scheme of things, 2’9 is not all that big. I know that I still have a long way to go until I’m comfortable jumping an entire course of 2’9 – 3’ jumps.
But you know what? Who cares about all of that? I jumped 2’9 the other day and I am amazing.