Saturday, November 24, 2012

back at it!

Well, it had to happen: I got on Lucy for the first time in three weeks yesterday. She was progressing well on the lunge line and though I was honestly scared shitless, I knew I had to do it. I made Kenny come out and sit with me in case I got tossed, and I lunged her thoroughly before climbing on. She was pretty quiet even though there was a lot going on at the farm and it was a windy day, and someone trucked a horse in and the trailer was right outside the indoor with the horse making a lot of noise. She did spook at something (not sure what since she seemed to tolerate the trailer/horse noise and the wind well) but I sat it fine and put her right to work.

I may be slightly crazy, but I got on her without giving her any drugs.

she caught me totally off-guard with a spook and like an idiot, I
had been doodling along on a loose rein. yup, that's my luck!

rockin' the OTTB.Tee's track jacket. get your own here!

Today was ride #2 and she was much more wild on the lunge line, but then again it was almost 20 degrees colder than it was yesterday and the wind was really howling! I let her get it out of her system and she went around and around and around, throwing some nice big bucks and being a hooligan in general. Once she settled down, we did some constructive lunging (i.e. not just running like a nutcase) and when her rhythm and breathing evened out, I got on. She didn't put a foot wrong and I was even brave enough to canter. I was really pleased with her.


  1. I'm so happy that Lucy is recovered enough to go back to work!

  2. Yay! Good girl! (you, not Lucy,lol)

  3. Yay! Glad you're back in the saddle!

  4. Glad she's doing so much better. It really does take a little while to get your nerve back when you come off and can't get right back on. So, don't beat yourself up over it, just keep pushing! :)

  5. I am so happy to read this!! Glad you are both back riding again..


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