At least for me.
Usually, I have to take a deep breath afterward. Just to sort of, once again, come to terms with the fact that all that stuff is STILL going on!
And the horse is not getting better. All because of you. Or wait, maybe she is getting better… Watching the little clips again. Not sure.
Then I watch it again, the day after, when more of the shock is gone. And sort of wish I’d be interested in some other horse discipline. One that could maybe have some, less, discipline to it.
That’s not going to happen.
We’re going to be stuck here for some time – probably the rest of winter, while I figure out how to allow my horse to move more freely, rhythmic, and relaxed. First two steps will be to stop doing strange things with the lower leg, and ignore the urge to buy into what she’s doing with her neck.
There’s so much going on (other than rushing forward, forget that – mare won’t rush. Ever.). Everything is very “busy” about the riding and there’s no natural flow to it.
Glimpses of her in the clips show where she could be – they last a short time, the rest look nothing like this.
Only New Year’s Promise: To keep working on being a better rider for Gray Mare.
What about you? Are you going to stand around and talk about doing it? Or sit. Or write. Or actually do it?…