Saturday morning I had a lesson with three others.. small Saturday crew but it was good. It was cold and we went down below to ride. I layered better then I had on Friday :) We flatted around and as we were flatting my trainer was setting up jumps oh and raising them... she new it was freaking me out. Then she set up a skinny line and BAM I really new that she was trying to freak me out. As she was setting them up I made comments about how this wasn't funny. She claimed that I wouldn't have to jump them all or at that height.
Onto jumping: Lyssette went first so that she could get to the pony. Then it was Juliana and my turns... warmed up over an x. Then onto the course.. where I got tricked. Started out X to black and yellow (big to me- bigger then what I jumped Friday) oxer to the vertical wall to the X. Then she added in the rainbow oxer (also bigger and WIDER then I have ever jumped Henry) and another vertical.
After I jumped I had hubby measure to see how big the jumps were... my trainer claimed 2'3" and we all got a good laugh.. they were 2'9" and 2'11" per hubby's measurement of two of the jumps that weren't taken down by the time he measured them. Now I claimed that I didn't need to EVER jump over 2'9" and I guess my trainer has different plans for me.
Henry breezes over all of the jumps and I am so thankful!
So Juliana got on Henry and jumped him through the skinny line and he did awesome.. I sat on Lou with Bayley while we watch Henry :) If you ask her what noise a horse makes - she clucks at you, yep my daughter is awesome!
Then we headed up to the barn to get off and clean up.
Great ride, I felt really accomplished and never thought that in a year form getting Henry and a year and a half after having a baby (c-section) I would be this far with a green horse!
Here are some pictures from my lesson on 8-28... no big jumps cause I was in a FOUL mood ha!
|Kat on Lou and me on Henry cooling out after our lesson.|
|Nice leg Karley.. please ignore haha!|
Turned out today, lesson Monday, lesson Tuesday, off Wednesday, hack Thursday, lesson Friday, show Saturday and Sunday. Somewhere in there an working full time, being a mom and wife I will be prepping for the show and cleaning Henry up.