Friday, 5 February 2016

Back to work

Temperatures are back up out of dangerous ranges into a more reasonable -10 degree-maybe-we-won't-die-if we-just-keep-moving sort of range which means lessons back on bitches!

Frosty morning feed

I was so excited to be back into work, I scheduled two lessons in one week.

The first lesson was a bit wonky. Savvy was spooky and tight, and never really relaxed enough to get quality in anything. Despite this, I still came home flying high as a kite (riding is such a good drug!) and happy overall with her effort after such a long break from serious work.

Second lesson started off just as tight even though I had been careful to prepare Savvy with a bit of relaxation work before getting on. I don't blame her one bit though because I was riding quite tight myself as I was feeling nervous about possible spooking.

The most hair I have ever seen on one single horse.

We both loosened up soon enough though and started to get some damn good work accomplished! This lesson was all about should-in to walk transition, back to trot and repeat. As Savvy started to figure out the plan, she just got better and better. We achieved a trot on her that I had never felt before with moments of actual collection. She could only maintain that particular quality for about five or six steps at a time because the muscle just doesn't exist yet to support it, but hell! It was a fleeting glimpse of what is yet to come.

Fingers crossed the weather holds so I can keep this up. I am so much easier to get along with when I get my riding time!


  1. yay lessons!!!!! it's so hard getting back into it bc we just wanna go and be awesome... but then again that rust has to get knocked off somehow... glad Savvy kept getting better throughout the rides!! :D

    1. Ya, the rust apparently affected my thighs as well. I am so sore! :P