Thursday, 3 December 2015

Bad Blogger

I have been brutal at posing the goings on here in Lux. Partially because very little has been going on but mostly because I'm a bad/lazy blogger. In an attempt to stem the word vomit I shall break this post into three parts: me & the two girls.

HAI - miss me?!
Moi d'abord
I haven't sat on a horse in almost two weeks. I put my back out two Sundays ago and spent most of last week walking around like an ould dear before I could get the doc appointment that would give me access to a physio (needed the paper trail for refund from work). Everyone I know has had a good laugh at my expense, along the lines of "2 months into being thirty and you're already crocked". Because I put my back out bending over to pick up Kika's foot to take off her Cinderella boot one rather chilly mid-morning.

Mashup of my buzzcut between the ears view from my last time in the tack - a gentle stroll in the woods the day I put my back out in the hopes (read:vain attempt) to loosen it out.

The girls
Are hopefully enjoying their unscheduled break.

Patient poneh not moving a muscle, waiting in the middle of the empty arena as i left to get the pooper-scooper

Nancy
Has been ridden a couple of times by PL and myself either side of PLs spins (prior to doing my back in). I tried to ride N either side of PL & stayed on the ground to offer tips and advice while PL was riding. Because Miss Nancy had started running and giraffe'ing rather than trotting normally like the good girl she can be. This is not unusual for Nancy and is her defence/way of testing new jockeys out. She did it to me back in the day too, so I was happy to have some tips and tricks to offer PL.
After clipping, her crankiness at girthing subsided, so methinks the longer hair was just getting in the way there. However the saddle fitter is still scheduled for a visit next week to check on both girls for me.

Not a happy camper at accompanying Nancy & I on our stroll - could she be any less enthusiastic?!

Kika
Has literally done nothing tack wise since out great spin at the start of November (scroll down for Kika praise) due to above reasons. Aka my helping PL from the ground + riding Nancy myself and more recently putting my back out on the day I had planned to hop back on board Miss Kika. Oh fate you fickle fiend! She has been lunged once and I'll lunge her again a couple of times before I climb back on board especially as my back won't appreciate her spooky/jerky movements should she decide to whip them out. Homegirl needs a job though as I can tell she is bored with the laissez faire approach. K likes a certain amount of work as she enjoys having a job, but obvs nothing too taxing or strenuous mind ;-)

So that's us basically all caught up, I've my second physio visit tomorrow for the back so will check for the green light to return to the tack. PL is away for two weeks on holidays which is kind of a blessing in disguise as that way I don't have to feel bad about not being able to keep Nancy going for her. The barefoot trimmer is due back Saturday, so all going well i should be making my return to the saddle Sunday if not earlier ☺

12 comments:

  1. Good luck with the physical therapy! Back problems suuuuuck! I'm sure the girls don't mind their early holiday ;)

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    1. Kika is a little cranky at the lack of work at this stage, but she is very forgiving and will let me off the hook as always

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  2. Ugh sorry about your back! Get better my friend

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    1. Thanks girl, felling a little battered after todays physio session - but i did get the green light for some gentle return to saddle work so long as i don't hurt myself more *whistles*

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  3. Oh no! Hope the back till obey and bend back into shape again!

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    1. Here's hoping, thanks for the well wishes

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  4. Your girls are still adorable! And I hope your back starts cooperating with you again too!

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    1. Physio gave me green light to return to light work...to mean that means lunging first to get rid of sillies right?! ;-)

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your back, I've struggled with back issues for years and it's so frustrating. Hope you are 100% soon.

    Love the birds eye view of the buzz cut! :)

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    1. Thanks me too on both counts ☺

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  6. Oh that sucks! I hate back problems. As you know my hubby has been plagues with them and I haven't avoided it myself either. So annoying! My trainer told me I need to strengthen my core... she said that's the reason I keep throwing my back out.... ugh. Maybe I need to take yoga up again. I'm sure your back is all better by now (I hope!).

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    1. I deff need to strengthen my core and take up yoga and/or pilates. But between work & ponehs I don't know when I'd fit in classes to even get the basics right...

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