I had a great thanksgiving weekend! I spent lots of time with family and had some pony time as well, which was awesome. I worked on twopointober on Monday and increased my time to 2mins5seconds40milliseconds. I will keep chipping away at that. My goal is to get to 5 minutes by month end. Work has been nuts and I haven’t been able to read/write/comment as much as usual...hopefully that changes soon
I had a lesson last Wednesday (on Apollo! With my new instructor!). I was so proud of him. There was lots of horses in the arena and some farm equipment moving stuff outside of the arena walls. He was a perfect gentleman, even though his pilot was a bit of a nervous wreck. He was a little tender after his trim on the weekend and I didn’t expect to do more than walk. But we did a full w-t-c and some leg yielding. We also trotted over some poles....
Afterwards my lesson buddy, N, and I went for a ride around the hay field afterwards to cool our horses down. She is very nice and is quite mature for a teenager. She’s only been riding for under two years and really has an excellent seat and soft hands. It was so nice to have a friend to chat with.
Apollo has become a furry beast and I’ve pretty much decided to do a low trace clip on him this winter. It took me an hour to blow dry him! I had a new equine bodyworker check him out on Saturday and he was out in his pelvis/hip area. I have some stretches I will be starting with him and hopefully we both start to feel straighter!
Here's the ouchy video:
Video of ouchyness
As a side note, I haven't seen myself ride in a million years and it wasn't as ugly as I was expecting. It's not perfect but it's not horrible.
And this is our TBT (from 2007!)