Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We Need Lessons

I've been making Twister work when I ride him. Making us both work. And dropping my irons once a ride for as long as I can, which isn't very long before I feel like I'm falling off and dying. He spends half the ride leaning on my leg, avoiding my hands, dragging me on the forehand very fast. I get some good movements. Moments where he's round and in front of my leg. But we are both out of shape so it takes a whole ride before we get anywhere.

I know I need to not be so hard on either of us. We've basically done nothing for nearly 2 years. I can't expect us to pull out 30 minutes of decent work. I need to just be thrilled with my moments and build on them. And get my damn legs back. And believe me, I'm working on it. I hate the damn floating legs. My left leg is really bad. It has been for a long time. I will think I have my legs solid on Twister's side and next thing I know my left leg will be up on his shoulder. My chiropractor said this has something to do in part with my back problems and extra weakness on that side. That's why that leg floats so bad.

I've been working on transitions. Walk to trot, trot to walk, in a circle. He just gets so hardheaded sometimes. Just whoa already! And cantering is basically just a way to let him blow off steam. He thinks he's a racehorse. How is it my 4 year old WTC with better transitions than my 13 year old who has been ridden 9345093809 times?! Twister and I need a lesson with Silke big time. It might kill us.... we're so out of shape! Next time mom comes to visit so someone can wrangler the child while I ride.

E and I went out Sunday morning with Rascal and a 3 year old pony. Rascal was super awesome. He stop drop and rolled on me because the flies were eating him up and he was a bit of a stubborn ass about going in the pond. But once he was in he was fine and we walked through the pond over and over. He went through the ditches and the creek. We even had a full grown deer jump up out of the grass and both horses jumped but by the time I realized what was happening Rascal was already over it.

I've literally been riding my ass off. I've lost 6 lbs in the last few weeks. I'm 4 lbs away from pre pregnancy weight. And my favorite green breeches fit! I never thought I'd wear them again!

LOVE these breeches!!

1 comment:

  1. Its really tough to get back in shape. Don't let yourself beat yourself up. You are making great strides!