The hardest part of having your horse in full training because there’s something wrong and he needs his foundations rebuilt, is the lack of riding time. Currently, if our schedules work out, I take one lesson a week and, if no one is injured, I hack once on the weekend. Only because of first Dandy’s leg injury and then my shoulder I’ve had one ride in three weeks. I miss riding my pony!
Apparently he’s doing really well though and the plan for next month is two lessons, three training rides and one hack out.
In other news, I’ve been watching video of me jumping this past two years and I’m kind of worried that I’m getting worse. It sort of makes sense in the last few months as I haven’t been riding very often but even last winter when I was lessoning with Madchen twice a week I look way worse than I did just a year before that! Or at least I think I do
Am I just being too hard on myself? Anyone have any off the horse or even on the horse exercises that I can do by myself? Of course it’s always better to have my trainer there on the ground yelling at me to loosen my elbows, sit up, look up, heels down and all that… but how do I get that soft fluid ride that I used to have?
Lesson tomorrow! I’m really frustrated that daylight’s savings has hit and it’s now dark at 5! Why does that have to happen? I’m also taking a PTO day on Monday so hopefully I can set up a jumping lesson.