It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day. I was going to ride Mr. Sky. I was a little nervous about that only because I hadn't ridden him in a little while but at the same time he is a little more photogenic than Mocha.
|Getting him Groomed|
|Getting Ready to Ride|
We were a little stiff starting out and we never really got connected but we still had a couple of nice moments here and there.
But I was still having trouble with those darn canter transitions. After looking at the photos I can tell why. Can you?
Then we started to jump. The first (very small) jumps felt alright but as we went on I had more and more problems.
We took a small break to discuss some of my issues:
|I would actually like this photo if my leg hadn't slipped so far back|
When we got home and I started looking at the photos and videos I really did feel my heart "sink." I'm not even going to share the video but I was really not pleased, not pleased at all. My hands were all over the place and I really looked even worse than I felt. It was very discouraging.
Honestly I didn't even want to ride again the next day. As I drove to the barn it started raining. Would I ride or not? Stay tuned to find out. :)