I've been getting up early to ride and have been loving the quiet foggy mornings. Can you spot my ponies?
|LB and Princess, DW's retired horses, are enjoying a morning graze.|
|Remember these days?|
|Now I feel like this (my neice, Noe).|
Riding River today I really started to question whether my confidence is so low from my rocky eventing career with Flo that it is effecting his training. We've had a stop at our last 3 horse trials. I know River is green, can be a difficult horse to ride, and I've just moved him up, but I'm worried that I'm not always the leader he needs me to be. I'm looking forward to a whole MONTH of weekend XC schoolings at PWP in August.
I was having a conversation with Kate H's mom at Champagne Run and she mentioned that she read Overcoming The Fear of Riding after she had a bad fall. She suggested that every trainer read it, so I ordered it and hope to hash some of MYconfidence issues while giving it a read. I also heard an excerpt from How Good Riders Get Good about confidence on the Eventing Radio Show so it's also on my reading list.
|Riding Mia, a VERY brave pony, has the potential to help me regain my XC mojo. We are gearing up for her Novice debut at Kentucky Classique HT.|
The kings horses and men be damned, we WILL put Humpty Dumpty back together again.