We had a short, relatively lazy ride last night. There was a lesson going on in the indoor – with a girl who isn’t the best steer-er, and an instructor who doesn’t have the most respect for other riders – so we spent a lot of time staying out of their way.
But hey, it’s a big deal that we have the control to even do that. We’ve grown up a lot in the past two months! As Julie says, Robbye is pretty darn broke.
I did ride stirrup-less for a little while. It felt good, though it was quite different from riding bareback. Interesting, it was easier to post.
So, I think I’ll start adding a stirrupless ride per week to our schedule. So that means that most weeks are now going to look like this:
1 dressage lesson
1 bareback ride
1 stirrupless ride
1 outing (trail ride, show, event)
1 or 2 over fences rides, depending on what the outing is and how the outdoor footing is
0 or 1 “normal” flat ride, depending on what the outing is/jumping conditions are
1 day off.
EEP! That’s a lot of fun stuff.