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