|HAI - miss me?!|
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.|
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|
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?!|
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 ☺