Monday, September 16, 2013

Special Hot Mess

Ignoring everyone's success/end of season showing/new horses/good times I'm going to try and remain positive but its been very difficult this week.

I have not had one good ride. Not one. They actually have gotten progressively worse and I want to cry.


Dressage day was an absolute fail and I'm pretty sure Yankee forgot how to canter. Literally. Forgot.


I don't even want to share how our jump school went Friday but I'm going to anyways because I like to exploit my failures with an attempt at weak humor.

 I even brought my trusty bf and put Yankee's fancy white boots on in an attempt to get some cute pics. The weather was perf and I was optimistic.

The jump school ride started off per usual, him feeling a bit lazy and knocking a few low rails. He always does this because why pick your feet up for sticks.

NBD, happens often. He works out of it.





Oh look, I have a reining horse...


I actually almost fell off. Pretty spectacular refusals. They happened at almost every fence. Brilliant.

And even when he jumped, my body..was just...terrible.


What in the actual fuck am I doing. No really. Where did my eq go?

No matter how hard I tried to get it together, my leg slipped back. I jumped ahead or I got left behind. A few times I jumped no hands and that fixed my leg but most of the time he refused or knocked the rail down. We are a special hot mess.


Got maybe 2-3 alright pics. Maybe.







I still can find major flaws and out of the 50 attempts we probably took, 2-3 is just so...fail.

I entered Ridgefield for this saturday, but if my ride tomorrow doesn't go well I may have to withdraw.

Great.


6 comments:

  1. Ugh. Sorry your ride didn't get well. Maybe you both were just having a bad day -- hoping your next ride is better!

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  2. At least you got some awesome fail pictures!
    Seriously though, that sucks and I feel your pain.

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  3. Everyone has a bad ride occasionally. Hang in there.

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  4. We all have those days. Hopefully things will get better!

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  5. Well, you didn't eat dirt, and good lord you are jumping that high no hands... sorry still wrapping my little brain around that one... Hang in there, hope tomorrow goes well!

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