I just haven't felt like blogging. But I have been riding! I've been working on not roaching my lower back over jumps as was pointed out by my trainer when I stole jumps* during Amy's lesson on Saturday.
While at the tire place today, I read April and May's Practical Horseman. There were several good articles that were very relevant to my riding. I felt inspired. Plus looking at prizelists of shows I'm not going to, I'd have to jump either 2' or 2'6". Only one show has a 2-2'3". Since I'm now jumping full courses of 2'3", I better get my butt in gear so I don't HAVE to jump 2' because I wasn't better prepared.
So today, I jumped 2'8". BOOYAH!
|New PR: 2'8" - look at my tiny tiny horse compared to the jump!|
Of course, I was repeating, 'chest up, heels down' the WHOLE way to the jump each time. I was so happy and Sam seemed to enjoy it too.
Afterwards, I cleaned his boy parts (bad mom for waiting so long) and then cleaned and conditioned my saddle. And because I love my pretty, pretty saddle which I haven't fallen out of yet (purchased in Dec) because it works for me so awesomely, I took a picture.
|Loxley Jump LX by Bliss of London - actual color|
And because I super love it, I took a glamour shot outside in the sunset. Tack ho's unite!
|Soooo pretty..... (sun enhanced red)|
Probably won't ride tomorrow, but plan to jump again on Thursday evening before I watch Amy's dressage lesson. :)
Random photo of current course setup. I plan to make some major furniture changes, of which will include a three jump in-n-out gymnastic (because they give me confidence) in the next few
|I used to be totally scared of that red jump when it was touching the ground. I jumped all that stuff today - easy.|
*term I use to jump her jumps between her rounds, helps me get some pro eyes on me from time to time to make sure I'm on the right path - only with her approval :)