Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thank You

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments on the Hug Your Horses post. However, I've decided to take the post down. It's something that (although very pertinent to the Chronicle of Cadence) is quite personal, and after some reflection not really something I feel comfortable sharing with the world. I'm so used to just putting everything up here that it feels strange to have something I don't want to share, which is why I finally sucked it up and posted it in the first place. However I've come to the conclusion that there are some things the whole world doesn't need to know, and that doesn't make this blog any less honest. I hope you all understand, and thanks again for all the kind words. They mean a lot to me :)

Thought I would end with a few quick pics from last week's jumping lesson:
Le warm-up
Le bending line
Le oxer

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bareback Jump Day

Not sure if I got around to blogging about it, but in late Jan I was on crutches for a while & took to riding bareback as I couldn't lift a saddle by myself. Cadence was a total superstar throughout that, and we basically did most of our normal dressage & a mini-version of our normal jump work bareback. She also handled being led, groomed, & mounted by scary crutch lady, while most of the other horses shrank from me in abject terror ;)
Unfortunately I didn't get any video or photographic evidence of this. However, after our (bareback) hack on Sat, I decided to pop the mare over a few small jumps and this time I DID get evidence! Behold, the tolerant nature of my mare: