Monday, July 24, 2017

Too Damn Hot!

I ride for like 3 days in a row. Next thing I know someone moved me closer to the equator. 97* and 75% humidity? Shoot me. Last night it was warm but still nice enough to ride after 7. FINALLY. 10 days of killer heat and I was dying to ride again. I'm hoping that even if it rains tonight it doesn't storm really bad so I can at least ride in my synthetic saddle....

 From last week... 10 days ago, whenever. Before the heat wave. I don't think I am ever going to ride in tan breeches again. And never in a stretchy tank top. I look pregnant! AND I AM NOT!!!!!!! We had a really good ride this day. Notice if you will, the 3-ring, because when you only ride now and then your horse turns into a charging bull.....

From yesterday.... We look like crap. Yesterday was more of a blow out ride, let him burn some energy. After we rode I did his feet. I need to work on everything about everything. I wish I had someone to yell at me while I rode. "SIT UP!" "PUT YOUR HEAD OVER YOUR SHOULDERS!" "DON'T LOOK AT THE DAMN HORSE!" "STOP LETTING YOUR LEG SLIDE UP HIS SHOULDER!" "TUCK YOUR TAIL BONE UNDER YOU!"

It stinks. Because I want my riding to improve. I don't want to never work on anything for the next few years and feel like a beginner when I get back to work. But it's hard to work on things when I'm not on a horse enough. And before I know it, my extended daylight is going to end and that could mean riding even less. 

PS. I miss you all!!!! I may not comment hardly ever at all lately but I try to get on and see how ya'll are doing now and then! 


  1. This summer has been so muggy for us in Ohio - yuck yuck yuck. Don't beat yourself up lady, you have A BABY! Give yourself a break and now that you see holes, you can work on them! No biggy, just chip away at whatever it is. Just chip away.

  2. ugh yea this heat is terrible :( and i know that feeling of being frustrated by lack of progress even when there isn't much opportunity to really work. it's hard.... but at least we don't actually forget much even after long breaks from serious riding!

  3. I find sometimes reading or watching videos can help motivate your riding when you are not having lessons. Stay positive and may the saddle time be plentiful in your future :)