I was sore as hell today. I literally stopped while walking out my backdoor and stared at the two steps I had to maneuver. Then I carefully turned around, grabbed the side of the railing, and lowered myself down. Ouch.
By late afternoon I decided that the weather was just TOO nice not to at least attempt a ride. So C and I hauled over to the jogging path and I saddled him up.
I had something new to try with the saddle today, a sheepskin seat cover. It was SO soft and plush. Mmmmm.
Unfortunately I felt like I was on a magic carpet ride as soon as I mounted up. Hmmm. I made it about 1/2 mile and turned around to remove it. I just couldn't get my legs with the sheepskin on.
As soon as I'd managed to get off and on one more time (not an easy task today!) I felt right at home. I think that's when I made my mind up about the RP.
We did a quick five mile jog/lope/walk and had a great time. I try to work on some lateral stuff while going down the trail but I really do need to haul into an arena at least once every few weeks to concentrate on that stuff. Continuing education and all, ya' know?
I would love to find a dressage type instructor to take some lessons, still looking for that perfect fit that can help us- without trying to get me to cram Cartman up into the bridle.
So after a quick ride, in perfect weather (yeah!) we headed for the house. And when we got home I carefully removed the heavy western saddle from the trailer tack room and placed the Summit on the rack.
Tomorrow it should be official :)