Thursday, July 25, 2013

Progress Is Almost Never Linear

This week has been quite a whirlwind of activity:
Three days of showing, followed by Dressage Lesson Day, followed by Ride With A Jumping Trainer Day, followed by Help With The Family's Horses Day (which also included an episode of What Is This Bump On Psycho Mare And Should I Be Concerned About It).
tiny bump on her withers - was half that size until recently
Vet says:
The bump is likely scar tissue, sarcoid, or cyst.  Nothing to be concerned about for now.  Continue to watch it in case it changes some more.

The Psycho Mare was pushed to her mental limits for the first time.  I'm OK with that.  I'm glad to now have an idea where those limits are.  From here, we can expand them.

Perhaps I reached some of my own mental limits.  I've found myself in little melancholy pockets throughout the day.  I long to take the Old Man and gallop along the trails...  Or just hop over some little jumps while I drill my position...  Or just sit back and enjoy the ride while we canter around the arena with no reins...

I'm missing this feeling, today

I've mostly adjusted, but we were one hell of a team.  I could use an easy ride this week.


  1. Good thing to remember. I hope you do have an easy ride this week.

  2. I think it's always hard to go from an established partnership to one where you still have a lot to work out. I hope the PM gives you a good ride this week.



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