|Maybe I need to just sit there...|
Don't worry ya'll I am still the queen of a bad eye to the right that now is getting me in deep to ever jump- aye. I think the key is that I need to get more forward to the jumps, pace Karley pace.
Got to the barn last night, got Henry, groomed, tacked up and headed down to lunge.
He was super quiet and then BAM he blew up and was bucking and running around crazy. So glad he doesn't do that junk while I'm on him :)
Got on and the arena was HARD, I chose to work off the rail where it was a tad less hard but still not satisfactory. Kat and I both shuttered at the thought of falling off on the "cement" type footing.. I also continue to worry about Henry's feet/legs- ugh!
We flatted around in the lesson. Henry was a tad heavy so I did stopping and backing a few times to get homeboy off my hands.
We warmed up over and X with the others.
Then we did the bounce to the one stride.
Then I did the gate off the right lead, around to the one stride off the right lead- got in deep and freaked out and circled him. Ugh Henry is such a good boy to deal with me.
Picked up my right lead again and got more pace to the 1 stride, left turn to the domino oxer to the rainbow, right turn to the 1 stride to the dominos to the rainbow. Did the one stride to the domino to the rainbow a couple more times to get it right more then once and was done... Seriously Henry saves my ass a lot. ha! If I could fix my dang eye we'd be so much better off. I need to remember forward forward forward- that seems to always fix it.
Cooled him out, untacked, hosed off, put on a cooler so he would dry, took him to his stall and gave his grain, filled his water, cleaned up my mess, took down his extra hay, took off his cooler and gave kisses.
Maybe a hack today, off Thursday, trainer ride Friday, lesson Saturday.
TBA had a post on ice boots.. I am thinking about getting these. I have searched all over town to find the blue gel packs to ice Henrys legs but all i can find is the ones that harden up when frozen. I'd like a set so I can ice his legs after a hard jump ride/show.
I also got a new helmet so I wouldn't overheat... so far I love it! And a new white saddle pad monogrammed :)