But I do have the old saying...
I need this reminder right now because I am feeling particularly down and out about my own personal riding capabilities right now.
|Tillie meanwhile is quite happy....most of the time|
|Like going into a training level event, but not give any shits about time|
I have not been one to back off a fence because it is big. I attribute much of that to my extremely courageous partner. Tillie and I have never had a refusal or run out - only 1x schooling xc and it was completely my fault. I feel incredibly fortunate to have such a forgiving horse in that way.
But where I am currently struggling is my own ability when it comes to setting Tillie up so she can get the best jump possible. I kid you not...I can't even jump a beginner novice fence without biffing a distance right now when just a short while ago we could own a training level stadium course smoothly and out of a forward rhythm.
|Well we tried to learn how to gallop the other day....Tillie learned fast is fun while Mommy learned that we can go faster than the speed of light with steering being optional and half halting is no where in our definition|
I can sit here and brag about how far we have come this year and the little things since that are better. But at the end of the day, my recent lessons have felt a bit redundant. No fault to Tillie at all. I know when Tillie is resistant and not cooperating and for a little bit there, she deserved that blame. She sort of kind of did turn into a fire breathing dragon when it got chilly suddenly, but we have since worked that out and the only person to blame is myself.
|Yawn - Snooze - Boring says Tillie|
I understand the concept, but implementing it....well thats another story.
Either way. It sucks. ANYONE that rides, I know can relate.
|Hacking out is improving...unless is a colder day|
Stay tuned for more updates to come!