Learning from a Bad Ride

Learning from a Bad Ride

I was so excited about Thursday’s ride that on Saturday afternoon I made the mistake of thinking that Ezhno and I could pick up right where we’d left offLOL, YEAH RIGHT. Fair warning: we’re terrible in this video. But I think it’s important to share the good and the bad on here!

════ THINGS BAD DAYS TEACH YOU ════

Remember that your horse is an animal, not a robot. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m pretty sure by the time Saturday rolled around Ezhno hadn’t had a day off in over a week.

Stay on topic, don’t send mixed messages. The first thing I wanted to work on was our trot-halt-trot transitions… but somehow it turned into us bickering over the proper way to rein back?

Know when to lower your expectations. Trot-halt-trot sucked, so instead of finding something positive to work on I thought fighting with him about canter transitions would somehow improve our situation.

Hot damn, I’m so out of shape it’s not even funny. Oh my God my equitation. Especially at the canter, WOW. Could I maybe put my shoulders back and stop letting my lower leg swing around wildly? Maybe engage my core just a little bit? I AM ASHAMED OF MYSELF

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