One week

Derby and I have been working really hard recently, and we stepped it up this week.  The quality of the work we’re doing has improved almost exponentially.  We have a long way to go, but progress is a great motivator.  I feel like we’re really starting to generate some quality movements, and I’m finally, finally starting to ride.  I’m not saying that we’re there.  Not at all.  But we’re better!

Six days ago:

Last night:

And a special thanks to Christy, who’s been tireless this week!

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5 Responses to One week

  1. tbatx says:

    Wow, the difference is quite impressive! We did well this week!!

  2. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog. I’m thinking that tbatx is your instructor (?) If so, lucky you! Her blog is the first one I ever read. It inspired me to blog about my dressage aspirations. Always full of helpful, well written content.

    (Thanks for including me in your blog list. I hope that at some point we’ll be found with your dressage blogs – my riding posts have been thin for a few months – bad arena footing and sadly an impending trainer change has limited our riding opportunities recently. We’ll be back at it soon! )

    Good luck at your show.

  3. You sound so much more confident and relaxed on Derby then you ever did on your mare. I’m so glad you’ve got a good, steady partner.

  4. Sarah Skerik says:

    @Sprinkler – I am SOOOOO much more relaxed on Derby. He’s a cool customer and is the perfect fun and safe partner for me. I miss her fancy, fancy gaits but I don’t miss the persistent feeling of impending doom.

    @Calm – Yes, TB@X is my trainer. I think she’s a genius. I was her first client and I think in 10 years I’ll be able to hook my fingers in my (virtual) suspenders and say “Yep, I rode with Christy Rettger” to a swooning audience. She’s going to go far.

    Re: my blog categories, I’m in the process of reorganizing. I might create an OTTBs in Dressage category, because I want to give my favorite horses lots and lots of props. You will always be in my blog roll! I really enjoy your blog. Though your veggie garden does create intense pangs of jealousy.

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