Saturday, June 15, 2013

Not quite sure what to write but I guess this is a start.

Sometimes when writing is hard I do bullet points:

1) We bought a new truck, a 2013 GMC Sierra; what'a sweet ride...
2) We've accepted an offer on our house
3) I'm riding a lot as well as trying to build leg strength
4) Aravis has been recovering well, she picked up her correct leads today and held them
5) I'm in a writers rut, haven't been able to use that side of my brain very well.
6) I have no idea what do put here... must have something to do with the writers rut.

Bye bye!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jumping (video)

This is me! Haha, yes, they're little but I'm getting stronger. This was my last round of the lesson and  the best. At one point in the lesson I actually landed behind the saddle on Finesse's loins/rump! I recovered fine and popped back into the saddle. It was the funniest feeling.

I'm so thankful for this super opportunity to learn from Casi and Finesse. :)


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Oh! I rode Jehu OUT for the first time yesterday. Huge accomplishment. He was so "with" me!

Friday, June 7, 2013

quick post

This is me typing really quickly, I've only got 3% battery left on this computer and I'm dying to get in the hot tub.

Jumping has been amazing, don't know why I thought I'd maybe want my specialization to be dressage. Jumping rocks.

Also, I've been building leg, core and cardio because it's a lot of work... A little like the kind of hard work you have to do in training for Parelli Professionalism. ;) I've been clearing small oxers, cavaletti and cross rails... I came off two weeks ago! It was an amazing fall and it was SO good because I didn't feel at all bad about it, totally my fault. It wasn't humiliating either. :) Last week I had a small oxer at an awkward angle; I jumped it multiple times... and didn't fall off! I've not really had strength the refine my position a lot over the larger/trickier ones, for them just that I stayed on and didn't bump Finesse (instructor's horse) in the mouth is a relief. (Well... there was a close call as far as falling goes.)

I really love my coach, Casi Majeski; she allows me to ride and keep my Parelli principles in action. It feels great to not be criticized or have the feeling that someone's watching judgementally when I do things "differently". She does a little Parelli herself which is superb. Her horse Finesse is how every jumper should be (and sadly aren't); calm, smart, brave and athletic.

To top it all off.... I'M GETTING IN THE HOT TUB.

Aloha! (as they say at Kona-Berri.... and in Hawaii)