I got so used to living in that place of being down and out about riding that I even wondered at times if Tillie was the right horse, if I just want cut out to be a rider and if I was pushing too hard to do a sport I just aint that good at.
|Sunset silhouette = peaceful|
|Me?! make you fall off....never!!!!|
I hear past phrases from lesson in my head like "get braver riding her on the flat" or "push for more and then test her half halt" and I understood those perfectly then, but only now am I understanding how beneficial those suggestions are.
I know this is a huge lead in to just another dressage schooling ride at home (with no video)...but this place of understanding and trust with Tillie is no longer fleeting. I could really get used to this and hope we continue growing and facing NEW obstacles in such a happy place...like when we try Cross country schooling this year.
|Less moments of this please...|
I dont want to get too ahead of ourselves...training is a process and growth takes time, but damn it feels really good right now and better yet, I am enjoying it again. I am starting to actually LIKE riding my horse.
|Sorry Tillie no jumps today...prepping for our dressage show|
I feel good. It hasnt been often I can brag or boast...and I normally am not one to. But its kind of exciting! Not to mention having a fun new truck and trailer to do these things in :) Ill have them for the next 20 years probably so right now totally digging the "newness" of them!!!
|Trying my friends bates|