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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stepping Sideways

We jump! For the first time in about two weeks- my confidence had been running a little low.
Rode in the indoor ring today- aka. sauna- and will continue to until the new outdoor footing is delivered on Monday.
Just a few trot fences and a line that we trotted into. One step forward, a few steps sideways. Ellie has a nice jump so we're working on slowing my body and hands down over the fence to allow her to come up to me. A concept I find particularly challenging since there's literally a millisecond of "airtime" in which to slow your body.
We actually had some success in eq modification so I consider it a win. Especially since I lost like 5 pounds in water weight alone.
Ellie got a rinse and finally got to go back and finish her hay. The look on her face says it all. "For the love of Gosh Mom...."

5 comments:

  1. She is so so so so so cute, LOVE! Glad jumping went better:)

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  2. Ooooo new footing and jumping :)

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  3. That concept of allowing the horse to come up to you and close your body angle for you is one I have really, really struggled with... and I'm still not certain I totally get it, haha

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