Took a little tumble today off Dandy in my lesson tonight. We were working on courses in preparation for the show on Saturday and Dandy was over jumping EVERYTHING. I felt like we were jumping everything terribly (or I was at least) and I’m sure that the over jumping wasn’t helping. On the first oxer of our course I made Dandy sit down and add a stride. He didn’t like that at all and gave me a nasty buck on the far side. That wasn’t what go me off though.
It was the very last jump of the course: a natural cross country jump. We came up to it and he jumped me right out of the saddle. I still probably could have saved it but on landing Dandy took a hard left and I was headed right. I landed on my feet and fell to my butt while Dandy just looked at me and said “What are you doing down there?”
I got back on and did the whole course again. Hopefully I won’t ride that badly on Saturday. I’m not sure what is up with me lately. I just feel out of sorts in my riding, like I’m not doing anything right. Oh well, we’ll figure it out. May do another lesson on Friday before the show. I think we need it.