Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I know, I know...

I've been pretty much MIA for a bit, and I'm sorry. I am in the midst of some serious cramming for my OChem exam tomorrow (LAST ONE EVER, YAY!). Basically all I do is study, eat, sleep, and go out to the barn for a break.

The good news is, my lessons have still been great. Here is a video from my jumping lesson on Saturday with McKinna. Once I'm done with my exam, I will tell you all about the lesson and my lesson on Monday with Pandora. Deal? Deal.

This is McKinna jumping a 2'9 to 3' course, including some seriously skinny skinnies, a big wide oxer, and a fake liverpool. Basically, my instructor says she's awesome, and she jumps incredibly well for how badly unbalanced her canter is right now (heehee), and once she actually gets a strong balanced canter she'll be even more kickass.

She's so fun to ride over fences. Super smooth over the jump, she just skips over and it feels like nothing. It's a blast. Okay, I need to stop writing and go back to studying. I promise I will give you the play-by-play of the lesson soon!

7 comments:

SprinklerBandit said...

Yucky wet weather. Hope it all dries out soon.

Sydney said...

Crazy girl riding on the wet ground. Here with the clay I would be on my butt with my mare in a second.

Pandora said...

It wasn't that bad :) Her arena is all-weather footing, so it wasn't slippery at all - just splashy. McKinna didn't mind!

I definitely wouldn't be outside riding on any grass. Everything is pretty mushy at this point.

Pandora said...

Er, oops. This would be Misadventures here. Signed into the wrong gmail account...sigh.

Cara said...

Pretty impressive jumping! Looks like fun. Hope the chemistry test went well. Organic Chemistry was my favorite chem class. It was the only one I actually enjoyed!

Leah Fry said...

Yeah, I'd have been up and over someone's head for sure. Neither of my horses is that sure footed. What the heck is "all weather footing"?

You make it look so easy.

manymisadventures said...

Cara - you really liked Organic? Eek! I guess it wasn't that bad once I learned the stuff...

Leah, all-weather footing is basically a nice sandy footing that doesn't get slippery or deep when wet. Don't know exactly what's in it- and I think it's a general term- but I'm pretty sure it is mostly sand with not much dirt.

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