April 13, 2014 Leave a comment
After a few rides in which thing went really well (previously documented here), things have gone a bit south lately. I attributed much of my difficulties to a few intense Pilates sessions, which left my hip muscles and core tired and made rides on the same day as my sessions hard. Then I promptly got sick, and missed a few days in the saddle.
Today I got back on and had an okay but still-not-as-good ride on Derbs. He’s moving forward nicely but I’ve been having the very devil of a time getting him connected. He’s been bracing and resistant, and my ability to influence his inside hind leg has been iffy. It’s not been terribly pretty.
After I put Derby away, I pulled out my buddy Tucker. He’s my truth teller, and I was looking forward to seeing what my ride would reveal.
Well, it was revealing all right, and not at all in the way I expected. We had a lovely ride. Tucker was steady in the bridle. We rode lovely connected serpentines, deep corners with nice bend and easy shoulder-fore.
All righty then. Tucker tattled on Derby, effectively revealing that I’m riding nicely at the moment. However, a certain someone is, as Christy says, “giving me the hoof.”
Will report back after tomorrow night’s lesson.