Not entirely healthy yet.
But seriously, how long can you stay away anyway? Valiosa looked great, I was happy just to see her, you know how that goes! A little vacation for her hanging out with a friend instead of working, just fine in her book.
Sharing shots from my 11 and 13-year-old when I jumped her again under saddle. No question about it, she does a lot better on her own, without me changing up the balance for her. Still, she enjoys a play day!
She’s very honest, never rushes, and I let her decide entirely on her own where to take off. Which, sometimes is, buried into the ground pole…
Warming up with a small cross rail in trot. Then a bunny hop. Leathers shortened 5 holes, still not enough! (Dressage riders, we don’t know how to ride without legs.) With the high cantle on the dressage saddle, it’ll still come up with a smack right at the end.
She didn’t care. Cantering around with her neck straight out is what she likes. Then I can sit there on top droning about how it builds all the wrong muscles – she’s having too much fun to bother!
We keep it short, a few jumps, not enough to really make a difference. Seems harder for me to set up/take down than it is for her to do her part. Since my left arm has decided not to work – my boys did these jumps for me! ♥
Two more loads of sand delivered in the arena just a couple of days ago! Can’t wait to feel it out next time we get out there!
Opportunity to rip the jumping style – on the house today!