Or at least that is what the saying & the Tortoise + the Hare story would have us believe, however I cannot hand on heart pretend that that is what my approach to riding has been so far this year. My approach has been slow and steady although not because of a planned out end goal but more because circumstance.
Whatever the reason my girls are forgiving angels who let me clamber on board after 3 weeks of sitting in a field and potter about their business like they haven't had a break. Yes Nancy, here's looking at you kid! ♡
|Closest thing to a group shot of the 3 of us|
We have had a good week comparatively speaking. I got three spins in on Nancy, two arena walk/trot sessions and one leisurely stroll in the woods.
Kika has had two quick pessoa lunging sessions and came along in her head collar for our walk in the woods. My youngest sister will be back in Lux for a visit from Tuesday to Sunday next week, so hopefully the four of us will get out for plenty adventures together. Company is key & a great motivation *nod*
Both girls have been very very good. I have taken things easy on all of us with our reintroduction to under saddle work. Nancy & I have been sticking to walk/trot work in the arenas, with the focus being more on getting her to relax down into a more long & low frame to build back up some of the lost muscle. All the while trying to remember to keep my brain engaged and to ride the corners and support her through them in all gaits. #sighmyissues
|My two girls together after something spooked Kika|
so she walked faster to be minded by Nancy
who didn't even flinch an ear
None of our arena work has exceeded 25 minutes as all three of us need to build back up condition and the weather has continued to be warm and heavy in the evenings. Thankfully this weekend is forecast for plenty rain to refresh all the air around here. Sure it will limit my saddle time as ponehs will be wet....but this is actually a blessing in disguise as i have my first guests staying in the flat. Myself and 2 friends planned a Marvelathon - a marathon viewing session of all things Marvel Movies. Except for the Incredible Hulk #sorrynotsorry
This is my indoctrination/total immersion after i fell of the MCU cliff at the deep end when I went to see a back to back showing at the cinema of the two Avengers films. Then dove head first into binge watching Agents of Shield and Agent Carter on t'interwebs.