Sunday, April 13, 2014

back in the saddle

I rode today! I was feeling great, the weather was perfect, and given Amanda's perfect rides this week, I felt confident that Lucy would be a good girl. I was right. Even though all the time out of the saddle really took its toll on my strength, and I was all over the place, Lucy trucked right along and was seriously the best girl.






Maddy coached me through the ride a bit (mostly just saying "sit up!" lol...old habits die hard!) and then Amanda rode after me, and reported that Lu was a very good girl for her, too.

I was pretty sore when I got home, but I'm so happy I rode. Kenny and Hannah came along and hung out by the side of the ring. It was very nice to have them both there.

Tomorrow is Spring Shots, round 1, and if the vet comes out later in the day, I'll ride first. If they end up coming out early, I probably won't get there with time to ride. It's amazing how much time caring for the baby takes in the morning.

13 comments:

  1. Girl, are you 6 weeks post delivery? Take good care of yourself... Glad you're finding normal again... whatever normal is from now on!

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    1. no, 4 :D but I had an appointment this week and the doctor cleared me to exercise and said "listen to your body". so that's what I will do!

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    2. Good, glad to hear you cleared it with your doctor. After what you've been through and having your beautiful daughter, don't be in too much of a rush... Lucy will be ready when you are!

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  2. Geesh 4 weeks already! I was more than happy to wait til 6 weeks, but I didn't have my own horse then, I can see why you'd be more anxious now. Glad she behaved for mommy :)

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  3. If you had truly listened to your body, you would have been galloping down the trails and jumping over trees. Fortunately you also listened to sound advice. ;) And for the record, you did not look as out of shape as you think.

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  5. Glad you're well on the road to recovery & that Hannah, Kenny & Lucy are doing well

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  6. Wooohoo! It must feel great to be back in the saddle :-)

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  7. must have been a great feeling!

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  8. Yay! Good to see you back :) How soon til Hannah takes a spin on Lulu? :P

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  9. Dang go girl!!! You look AMAZING for 4 weeks post delivery and already riding woo! I got on 4 weeks post c-section but didn't do much lol.

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  10. Oh Kate! Heartfelt congratulations on baby Hannah! I am so happy for you and Kenny. I'm sorry for the nasty complications you had. Thank goodness that's behind you. It's wonderful to see you back in the saddle. :)

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