It basically stems from the fact that I have a bit of a complex about riding fancy horses that I don't feel worthy of or something--I think that is part of the issue with Midnight too. I need to treat him like any other horse, not some kind of fancy pants dressage prodigy that I can never live up to. I'll get there, with the help of some lessons...which by the way, begin tomorrow! It's a gymnastics jumping lesson so that should be really fun and give me a chance to work at letting my hip fold to meet the jump rather than flinging my upper body on his neck.
I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes. For now I'll leave you with a quote from Manchego's vet when I told her I also had another cat and a horse:
"Ah, so you're into the animals that you can have a mystical connection with."
Someone's been watching a little too much Saddle Club and for once it's NOT ME!
|I will never be able to get the theme song unstuck from my head: "Hello world...this is me. Life should be fun for everyone!"|