First a huge THANK YOU to all the good wishes and congrats I received in my last post, Heels Down and Toes In. I am still very much proud of that accomplishment! To me it means that the hours I've put into improving myself, my riding, my horsemanship, and my horse are paying off. Even if I never compete again I know what what I'm doing is at least in the right direction.
What's next... A couple of you hinted at next year. I had to smile at that because I have been toying with the idea of jumping (pardon the pun) back into the show arena. However, I'm in no hurry at all to be part of the politics of Horse Shows. Nor will I be sucked into them. I want to have fun, and continue to improve myself week over week. We'll have to see.
... WHAT THE HECK !! I'm hurt AGAIN! This has the been the worst summer for me and injuries I swear! I have some how managed to "tear some things up" in my right knee by stepping into a hole and hyper extending it. Doc said slight tearing, nothing that should require surgery, but I am to "take it easy" for at least two weeks. She also hinted that "Taking it easy" includes "NO RIDING !!" Well, that'll be a cold day in hell! I am waiting until this weekend to get back in the saddle though. That's 7 days of No Riding, but that's ok. It's back into the high 90's this week so not so great riding weather.
I will be posting about a quick trip to RenFaire last weekend to buy some components for my new costume... We caught a Joust and as usual I stuck around to talk to the "Knights" and love on some very special horses so stay tuned!