Tiny tiny lesson recap

I mentioned in my last post that I had a lesson the coming (Last) Monday. My original plan was to write a recap of that, but I’m not really feeling like it.

And, sticking with my new plan for hopefully being more active with blogging, I’m not going to try and write about something if I don’t feel like it. But to do a tiny lesson recap, it went well!

We didn’t really work on adding any height, but we did work on some more twisty turny type lines and it was quite fun! My only complaint would be regarding my brakes. I really had none. It took me roughly 1-2 full laps of the arena to get Ollie back into the trot after we finished a course, and he was really rushing at the jumps. I don’t like the feeling that we are going to crash through the jump, so we need to work on that.

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although I do prefer the feeling of him pulling me to the fences vs backing off! It’s quite I change from how he was this time last year. Also Brianna came over and got lots of cute photos of Ollie jumping!!

 

I’ve also been feeling quite unmotivated regarding Riding. I think it’s because for the first time in awhile, there aren’t any horse shows to go to. I don’t only ride to show, but I do find it quite fun and it gives me something to work towards.

Right now I don’t really have a set “goal” I’m working towards, and it makes it harder feel motivated to do things. Some places are now saying that they will be running shows later this year, but I’m doubtful and honestly, I’m not sure if I think it’s the right call. So, unless things magically completely clear up regarding Covid, or my local equestrian club holds a show (again, very very doubtful.), I don’t think I’ll be going. There is also the fact I was really hoping to move up to pre-training this year at the events, but now I don’t think it’s the right time. I wanted to have a couple 3’ jumper rounds under my belt at locations other then my local jump before I head off to do a pre-training, and all the spring schooling shows obviously got canceled. Plus my dressage is really not looking good right now… I should probably be using this time to work on that but… unmotivated. If we do magically have a event to go to, I’m not sure what I’d do. I don’t quite feel ready for pre-training yet but I don’t really want to do another Entry. Ah well.

And of course, I’m desperately missing XC. There is not a easy or close place I can go to practice, so… #IMSOSAD.

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We have been doing a lot of trail riding though. I tossed on my western saddle for fun last night and he’s so cute in it.

aaannnnnd that’s all I feel like writing about today haha. Enjoy another cute picture though!

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fun fact, I had to get Ollie a warmblood sized fly mask because his big ears wouldn’t fit in a horse lol

 

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