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.


12 thoughts on “Tumbles

  1. Ugh! That’s frustrating. I’m sure you guys will do fine. Look at it this way, you got your fall out of the way before the horse show. You should be good to go now. 🙂

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