And considering I'm sans riding for quite some time thank to my dumbass redhead, I thought it would be fun to dig around the internets and take a trip down memory lane.
I've been riding for quite some time now, and actually started jumping a few years into the addiction, but sadly, because that was pre-camera phone there is not much photographical evidence.
Behold, the first known jumping picture, of tiny me on my tiny Arab jumping a tiny fence.
How fucking adorable. My mother probably regrets ever having let my trainer get me into eventing. I was about 10 here, and it was my "first" year eventing. This was a tiny backyard show, but I also believe my first "jumper" show. Even as a nugget I wasn't too horrible. Thank god for German trainers.
Second oldest picture in existence has to be this one...
I was 11 1/2, and had just moved up from a tiny pony to a slightly larger pony, who could actually jump. I sadly, had a nasty habit of propping. Oh to be a nugget.
And damn this horse could jump. I only have about 3 pictures of him jumping, sadly, but he had some knees and he cleaned up in jumpers. He was also an average eventer, but a rockstar jumper.
From there, there's a huge gap in photo coverage which is sad, but not really, because I did not really improve.
At this point I had acquired Yankee as well.
2010, I was back at the awkward jump position. I had gained a lot of weight in college and I was very off my gravity game. I also was coming back from a horrendous injury and I was super weak, yay leg swinging!
|Not sure what doing|
|Ah yes, the get left behind era|
|What is my deal|
I think theres a few 2012 in here, but not sure.
I even dabbled with some tricks
|no hands, double thumbs up|
And auto release practice
And to cap off 2014 in MO, we jumped 4 ft.
And then 5 ft
And then I got kicked in Spring 2014, barely rode for several months, and jumped in late fall with Yankee for the first time in ages
Felt pretty great- it was like my eq never left!
Then I sent him off to KS and I started jumping B and whomp-whomp, sucked again.
|No but really wat is this|
Full circle I guess hahaha
The one thing that remains consistent? Heels. Heels DOWN always haha.