Saturday, February 23, 2013

After the Storm, Comes the Calm

Yep, not giving up!

This morning started out all wrong... hubby and I went to a movie last night and were up WAY TO LATE so it was HARD to get out of bed and then when I did get up and ready to leave, hubby wasn't home from his run so I had to wait for him to get home... i'll be home by 8 am turned into 8:30 am so I was a bit late to the lesson but I texted my trainer and let her know the situation and that I would be coming.

Got to the barn, grabbed Henry, trecked up to the barn, groomed, tacked up, lunged and got on...

Flatting was ok- nothing to write home about but nothing horrible.

Onto jumping... I'll explain what each number in the picture was -
1. Big X
2. Lattice Pannel
3. Lattice Pannel with a pole over it
4. Polls

So as as a group we started over 4 and turned right around 3 to jump 2. Did this a hand full of times and then changed it to 2, left turn up 4, roll back to the right to 1.

Then everyone else went on a cool out walk and I got a private jump lesson which was awesome. We did 1 down, 2 up, left turn and go all the way around the arena to 3 up, around to 1. Did this a few times and Henry was good.

Then we did 1 down, 2 up, left turn to 3 down. Henry was really drifiting right so we worked on 2, left turn to 3 a bunch... I was instructed to jump the left side of 3 but then after the jump to make sure to keep him straight because he was bulging left after the jump. Funny how they will drift right over the jump and left after- ugh!

But Henry jumped great the whole time and I felt good too... It was fine tuning that we were doing and I love that!

To top it all off my trainer said how Henry jumps really good and how we did good today... love hearing that!

So after a sucky start I walked away feeling great and super positive! Now to enjoy the rest of my Saturday :)

Of course I let him graze for a while on the way to his stall :)


  1. Awww, I love when days turn for the better like that. :) Sounds like you had a great lesson!

    1. Me too! I almost didn't get out of bed for the lesson haha!

  2. The best days always start out crappy!

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    1. Me too! Now if only the weekend was longer :)

  4. Yeah!!!! Always puts me in a really good mood when I have an awesome ride and my trainer says positive things.

  5. Love that first quote! Its always nice to hear good feedback from your trainer. Sounds like you and Henry did really well. Love the pic too.

    1. It's that a great quote?

      I love it when he works hard and really listens :)

  6. I love those days when riding uplifts your mood and your horse surprises you with awesomeness.

  7. Ohhh...such pretty green grass! Lucky Henry :)


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