|something over there? Hay is much more interesting.|
|Fuzzy Horse Show - February 2013|
|Seriously, mom. Ribbons?|
The Psycho Mare, on the other hand, is incredibly reactive (though not necessarily responsive). The steering will randomly go out. Sometimes the brakes will fail. She is behind the leg almost all the time. She sucks back behind the bit, and I struggle to get a real connection. She is incredibly athletic, but oh so unpredictable at times.
|There's SOMETHING over there!!|
She has boldly free-jumped a gymnastic line ending in a 2’9” oxer without even flinching. But she wasn’t thrilled about the 2’ cross-rail under saddle…
We spent a day just cantering figures of eight with a dramatically simple change through the trot just to get over the silliness of picking up the canter.
|You mean I had to actually work?|
Anyway, by the time I have ridden them both, my core feels like linguini. Where has my endurance gone?
What do you do away from the barn to keep you fit enough to stay in the saddle?