Friday, May 29, 2015

Courage the Cowardly Dog

Right so we are on the lead up to the my first jumping show (its a local level no pressure recycled ribbon day starting at 40cm so show is overstating it) since November and I gotta say I have jumped a couple of times and I'm feeling decidedly ordinary. What happened!! And yea the muscle strength is missing, an the eye is rusty with a capital R. But where the hell is the courage!! Honestly, its little aggravating when I used to have the look of eagles. And I used to  jump big an now a 2'6" oxer is looking a little monstrous. I didn't think I would lose it that quickly.

The picture above shows not much in the way of position but for a maxed out 1.30m oxer from a longish distance, look at the commitment. Man that horse tried for me, because she was not scopey, Anyway, I started this yesterday and I really cant remember what my point was going to be but look pictures of me doing jumpies on different horses!!

 I guess the premise is even though I'm only entered up to 90cm I'm pretty much freaking out. Awesome!

1 comment:

  1. You are amazing! I don't think I'll ever be able to jump that big. I'm 10, and have been riding for around 7 months. I just moved on from my instructor's Dartmoor pony to a 14.2 hands Quarter Horse. I'm super excited to have my own horse, but I'm not used to her size at all! How do I adjust to a bigger and younger horse?