I didn't want to put too much weight on it and reverse the progress we've already made, so I opted to ride bareback. Comfortable and easy, since I have the Brockamp! Thank God I got that 3-step mounting block, so getting on was pretty easy. We didn't do too much, just a quick 20 minute hack and I pressed all the buttons to make sure the trot and canter were still there (why wouldn't they be, she was off for a week, but my lizard brain was worried).
When I finished up, I had her take me back to the mounting block so I could carefully swing down onto that, so it wasn't a big drop on my ankle (or on just my left leg, since I was already feeling some compensation pains from last week). Such a good girl!
|Best Bay Mare TM lol|
Guess it's time to see about scheduling a virtual lesson! Except of course now we're in what will probably end up being a two-week heat advisory, when the heat index is close to 90 even at 5:30 am, blergh. Guess it'll be time to get my sweat on, lol. I'm a little afraid TrainerB will only have virtual lesson times in the evenings, and my arena is NOT in the shade so is miserable in June/July/August evenings, but I guess if we want to be ready for Pony Cup, we'll just have to suffer a bit! lol
Yay! Glad you were able to get a pair of boots to work and that Ruby is still the best girl (TM).ReplyDelete
Managed it again this morning, but paddock boots/half chaps are definitely easier lol.Delete
Yay to getting a pair of boots to work. I have been dismounting onto the mounting block for years now (since my broke leg) and recommend it to EVERY SINGLE PERSON. Save your joints people. Also this heat... I can't believe itReplyDelete
Oh yeah I think I'll keep doing it even once the chance to aggravate the ankle has passed. It's so much easier! And I have such a tall mounting block lol.Delete
Yay for getting back on!!! I hope you can get some lessons scheduled at a not too hot time.ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed! :)Delete
There is no keeping a determined horse woman down!! Good for you!ReplyDelete
Haha at least I didn't have to resort to riding in the walking boot the ER gave me! I thought about it though!Delete