Monday, October 27, 2014

Breakdown: The Good

My life has been a whirlwind lately. I'm so sorry for my inconsistency and for not keeping up with everything but on the other hand I've really been blessed lately so I can't feel too badly!

I wanted to take a couple of posts to go through the things I love and not so much love where Loki and I are right now. And of course starting with the good!

The thing I'm most excited about when looking at the pictures from our XC school is my leg. It has seriously come a long way.

Honestly as I look through most of the photos my leg looks really solid. It isn't swinging. For someone who has really been struggling with pinching with my knee this is a big success!


 It does still get (probably) too forward at times:
But this has been intentional on my part, sort of a reflex for when I feel a little insecure about a jump. I figure it is way harder to fall off the back of your horse than the front.

We went XC schooling again today (sadly no camera this time) and it was another big success. Loki and I jumped a training level trakehner! It was seriously bad *ss!! We only jumped it once. My trainer said it looked like he backed off just a tiny bit and we wanted to end on a great note and revisit the next time. I seriously have been so incredibly happy with my horse lately!

We did have one boo moment. The first time we went to jump the red table again Loki swung out and blew right by it. It was really weird I knew he was going to do it way before hand but I still just couldn't get him locked on. There didn't seem to be any good reason for it either and the second time around he jumped it beautifully. It was one of those things that makes you wonder. Hopefully it was just an aberration. 

Also it was at least 78 degrees today. So beautiful! And Loki got what will most likely be his last bath of the year.

Stay tuned for "the bad." :)

20 comments:

  1. "The good" looks awesome! We had snow last night where I live so I'm a bit jealous of the green in your pics :)

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    1. thank you! the snow isn't too far in the future here I'm afraid but I'm enjoying the green as much as I can.

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  2. You guys look SUPER over those XC jumps!!

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  3. awesome pics - the swinging lower leg is the bane of my existence, so major kudos in your progress there! congrats also on the training level jump :)

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    1. Getting my leg solid has been a HUGE goal met but it certainly took a lot of time and work to get there.

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  4. You guys are really looking like a solid team!

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    1. Thanks, I'm really feeling like we are getting there

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  5. Your leg is just amazing. I don't remember what it looked like before, but as the owner of a pinching knee and swinging lower leg, you're giving me hope that I can one day have a good leg too.

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    1. You can definitely do it! It has taken quite a bit of time but it's so excited to look through my pictures and find that my leg is solid in at least 90% of them.

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  6. Wow you two are rocking it out there!

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  7. Photos look great! Those are some big jumps!

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  8. Looking SO good, congrats on the training jump!

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  9. Belatedly catching up, sorry!
    Your good sounds great to me, keep up your awesome work ☺

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