After every show, I try and allow myself time to relax and sometimes I even take a week off from my lessons. I basically regroup, get my thoughts aligned to the direction of reviewing my last show and see what I need to work on. It was a bit harder to regroup after this last show, since I felt like I was my own worst enemy! ..but as always, once I got back into the saddle and had another good lesson, my spirits soared and I am right back to square one...just as excited as I was the first time I rode a horse when I was about 5. (You can read about that on the new blog if it interests you.)
Well, this week again, I had a wonderful lesson. Posting the trot, pushing myself as far as I could go - (note to self - WORK HARDER ON CARDIO!) I get out of breath way too soon! We also did a lot of work on flat walking..something Oliver thinks is beneath him! ha ha ..
Anyway, after our lesson was over, my instructor Kelli allowed me to continue riding while she gave her next lesson and I happily did so. I was in the saddle almost 90 minuets and although I was wearing riding tights, I came home with this..
...here is a closer look..
..and even closer!So I ask you....Am I committed to this....or do you think I should be committed because of it??! snicker snicker....