|I got to ride! FINALLY. And I am so SORE.|
Get to training level.
That's all my mind has been going to. Every day. Training level. How do we get there. When. Will we be successful. Training level, training level, training level.
|See, if this were training, we would have done the bank out of the water, followed by a cabin a stride or two after.|
So yes, Goal 1. Get to training level.
Whether it is doing a derby or a recognized event, although I will be pointed at recognized events this year if all goes well. And we really only have one derby in the area that has footing okay for me to consider running her on it.
|I promise those breeches are light grey. I didn't wear white breeches to my lesson.|
To get us competent and ready for training level, we need more help. Lessons are a wonderful tool, and I would be ecstatic if I would be able to get to use this tool twice a month, funds allowing. We definitely need some help in dressage, and the couple lessons I was able to get last year already helped.
|Stretch those leggies! And quit killing your mother's upper body!|
More riding in more places. Time to get out of our tiny 50ft square arena and let the pony go forward. Go over more jumps, more grids, more courses. Learn to develop an eye for distance, maybe. If I can. Condition the pony appropriately. Maybe find a place to take a swim with her too!
|This straight jacket outfit may actually be too fitting.|
Goal 4. Figure out my mental sads and crazies
We've got some drugs on board and hopefully they do something. My bloodwork results showed the same old stuff. Positive ANA (basically showing autoimmune things happening) but no real direction as to what and why. Kind of depressing. Could be the Lyme. Could be something else. All I know is, right now, I am hiding from "make believe" sounds in my house and hopelessly filling the quiet with music so I don't hear anything that will disturb me. Is it funny that what I am listening to is by Ghost?
|Why am I here and what are we doing?|
This is the most important goal. It is the never ending goal of horse ownership, and I plan to keep doing my very best to employ it. Because I love my girl and she keeps me going, so I have to do my best to do the same for her.
|Hey look, I made a logo for my stuff! And that is Bacon's silhouette.|
|There's a bike there. Now we need a motorcycle. Just. In front of us.|