Friday, December 7, 2012

December Already?

It's really been an... uh... Interesting fall, that's for sure.  After I began recovering from the kick, I recently came down with a severe case of systemic hives!  Let me tell you, riding in breeches with itchy hives all over your legs is NOT my idea of a good time and I highly recommend no one attempt it.  It wasn't fun. 

That said, cantering and jumping Shirley while in said condition certainly could have been worse!  Yep, while suffering through hives, Anita and I took advantage of the 50+ sunny weather (probably the last we'll see for months) and did some work with Shirley in the field at the farm.  I need to upload more of the work we did, but here's one video.  Note this is the first day we've cantered under saddle OR jumped since we've had her (told you our program took her back to the beginning and brought her along slowly).  She's such a GOOD girl!

Yes it was only a single crossrail that we were jumping, but she was eager yet soft and I can't wait to do more.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been cooperating since then. 

We do have a lesson set up sometime tomorrow afternoon with Emily Abbate and I'm REALLY looking forward to it.  Hopefully an update later in the weekend.