Monday, July 20, 2009

Day 2 of Greatness.

I may need to change the name of this blog from Green n' Green to Green n' Semi-broke, but it doesn't have as nice a ring to it, so I'll have to wait.

I went to the barn with Ophelia's mom tonight to ride. We left Seattle at 5 and got to the barn at 6:40... Traffic SUCKED!!! It should only take 30 minutes. That was the only bad thing of the night, and we managed to continually discuss how amazing our horses are. Actually, we wish we had video of them before to compare them to now. There were two other people there to ride, but luckily the girl who does gaming was just leaving. I got super nervous when she and her horse were FLYING around the arena. I was convinced that Denali was going to fall over and die. THEN I remembered that I'm the problem, not her.

I am working on (and by I, I mean my trainer is working on me) to get her to drop her head. She brings it up all the time. I have to work on her all night to get her to drop it, and as soon as she drops it, it pops right back up. Of course her trainer does something magical to make her keep her head down. I was trying it at the walk, and got it for the most part, but at the Trot, no go. I LOVE LOVE LOVE trotting!! I use to hate it, but while I was home I took up running. If you knew me you'd call me to make sure I mean running as in exercise and not running as in drugs (not that I touch drugs...I hope you get the point) ANYWAY, running has helped me have a better seat, and I enjoy riding (at least the past two days) so much more! I went running this morning and my knees have been getting revenge the rest of the day. They still hurt like hell and that's after lots of Motrin. I have always had bad knees, but they have never hurt this bad.

Babble, babble, babble....

Is anyone doing any shows? I have read most of your blogs if you follow this one, I am amazed at some of the things you do! I hope that we (Denali and I) can get into showing. Not big ones EVER, just local schooling shows.

Pictures soon, I promise!


joanna said...

Egads! If you are reading our blogs, maybe I should actually put some posts on mine! I'm so lax.

I really want to show my boys, but they need more training and I don't fit into my show clothes any more. To much extra poundage. I can't run, bad knees. Really, really bad. Torn ACLs and meniscus in both, one knee repaired. Arthritis in both. My Physical Therapist said absolutely no running. The elliptical, yes. Running, no. I hate my elliptical, so I'm taking up biking instead!

monstersmama said...

Doing shows...nope i am so broke its not even funny! Maybe we can start a club! Haha. Anywho, good luck with Denali

in2paints said...

August is going to be full of shows for me, but July tends to be show-less... something about it being too hot. Weird...

Hopefully you can get to some shows in the near future!

I enjoy reading your blog!

Denali said...

Thank you!! I enjoy ranting on it!!! :)