Thursday, March 10, 2011

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall...

 Humty Dumpty had a big fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again

Well, it wasn't Humpty Dumpty that had a great fall yesterday, it was me.  My fall wasn't that great or that spectacular.  There was just snow sliding off the arena roof, and Cadence being a wired 5 y/o who'd had the previous day off spooked.  She was actually fantastic over all.  She was a psychopath on the lunge... I wish I'd had a video of that.  Bucking, rearing, twisting, cow-hops, and bolting.  All that without ever really pulling on the edge of my line.  I remember thinking 'if she does that with me on her back, I'm off.'
Luckily for me, I have an amazing horse, and we got through w/t and canter to the left without incident.  She'd done two little tense-up and pop to the sides, but no real spooks.  Then after we came back from canter, a large piece of snow fall, enticing a true spook out of her.  It wasn't huge, and I stayed on.  Just as we were recovering from that, another piece fall.  All I remember is me starting to fall, and then being on the ground.  I sat up and saw her galloping in the opposite direction, and thought 'That's not good'  I caught her, and we were all fine.
From a riding perspective, she was amazing.  I could definitely feel the benefits of our ride on Monday.  She was soft and supple, but steadier.  Yay mare!  We have a lesson tonight, so wish us luck!


  1. Falling off is sucky, but I'm glad you weren't hurt! Enjoy your lesson!

  2. Mehh, I've always almost enjoyed falling. If you fall too often then somethings wrong, but roughly every two years is healthy in my opinion ;) It means you're pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. That said, I do think its relative to age and the person's specific expectations. Oddly enough, the only thing I hurt yesterday was my elbow. How I managed that, I'll never know!