Last night I hopped on Annie for my first ride of 2017. Thank you weather for FINALLY cooperating. She was ah-mah-zing. Like seriously a total rock star. I don’t know if some time off rebooted her gerbils, the Loreak made her feel like a goddess, or maybe it was my Majyk dressage boots but whatever it was I will take it.
Annie is a pretty steady eddy type for the most part. She can be opinionated but I can get on after not working her for weeks and know that while it might be a little exciting she will still be mostly grounded. I was not expecting her to be so soft and willing though. The combination of having no expectations and actually putting my leg on seems to have worked… Interesting. Maybe the $$$$ of lessons and clinics are starting to pay off.
Rarely do I get on Annie after multiple weeks off and have a ride like last night. I took a minute last night to think about where we were this time last year and I can’t believe how much my little ginger has grown up. After that ride I started scouring the USEA omnibus to figure out what our debut event would be. I am still trying to decide that one but I can tell you that I am really really excited to get out and about.