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!