Nope, no horses here, just big, smelly pachyderms
Been a little busy the past few days, but it's ok, Mom, I'm still alive! Just tired and looking forward to next weekend, and two long weekends in a row.
Wednesday's lesson started with a possum sneaking into the arena. Sara and M tried to guide it out with a rake and a pitch fork; I just played blocker and made sure it didn't get further into the arena. After chasing it out, we got the horses ready and had a chilly lesson, focusing mainly on leg strengthening. I rode Jimmy because it was so icy out, and M had brought all of the lesson horses in earlier in the day, when it was 35 degrees. The temps plummeted quickly, and I was freezing by the time I had Jimmy ready for beddy-bye.
Last night, I went Christmas shopping with a co-worker who shall remain nameless. You know who you are! You even ate a piece of deep fried sushi! Maybe next year you will try something that isn't breaded and cooked. Oishi is my new favorite place to go for Japanese food; I wonder if I can talk Dean into going tomorrow?
Tonight's lesson was a lunge line lesson on my favorite horse, Ritz. Argh! She was a lot more challenging than Doc, and it was her first lunge line lesson, ever. I wasn't sure how I felt about being a guinea pig. We didn't try any no stirrup work, thank goodness, and I was worried the whole time about falling off. I don't know if these lessons actually help me, as I am so tense and stiff and my form just sucks. I get forward and just kind of hang on for dear life. Sigh.