So I’ve been taking lessons with a grand prix dressage rider since October now…. and an international grand prix show jumper has just arrived. Looking forward to taking lessons from him too!
If he’s not crazy expensive, I get better, and my horse gets sound in… oh, about six weeks, because then I’m leaving.
This is so frustrating. I have access to these amazing things and I can’t even take advantage because I’m poor, I’m hurt, and my horse is injured.
I DID get on a horse today, however. It hurt like a fucking bitch, especially when he spooked/bolted but I didn’t fall off and I got this horse who my trainer even hates riding to stop pulling and carry himself. He is hands down the weakest horse I’ve ever ridden… poor guy. I still think he’s in pain, but hopefully getting him stronger will help with whatever is bothering him. He was in a much better mood after I rode, anyways.
Ringo’s still lame, with no sign as to why.
I finally got into see a doctor after an almost four hour wait. Turns out I’m pretty broken too. Physiotherapy and heavy duty pain meds and anti-inflammatories. Woo.
But, I’m on the mend at least, so that is something.
I rode a horse today and actually got him to go nicely despite him being the weakest horse I’ve ever ridden. He also spooked and I didn’t fall off despite immense pain. I only walked and sat the trot (both without stirrups) but it felt amazing. And I actually managed to do a good job so that was good.
Just at the doctors now. A walk in clinic since I don’t have a doctor here. So I hope I don’t wait forever. At least it’s free.
I’m currently supporting Alana’s theory that Ringo is having sympathy pains.
So I won’t feel guilty about not riding.
BECAUSE THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING WRONG WITH HIM.