I'm going to the show on Saturday. Gulp. I think I've ridden the Morgan Monster 8 times in the past three months (if that much) but I just want to get out there and do it. Ophie's mom's boyfriend is going too. It will be both of our first show. He started calling us "Team Green" and I think it fits us. I'm a little nervous (lie: lot nervous) about dealing with other people in the arena. However, I am just going to get out there. As long as they don't ask me to leave the arena I'll be happy. The Morgan Monster is a veteran. She has been to lots and lots of shows, and so I'm not worried about having to deal with her. She was really good for me tonight. I must say getting muscles makes riding much, much easier. I think I did a better job of keeping my hands quiet which has been my major problem.
It's funny. My fear of horses in general is gone. I don't get nervous at all. Except when Ophie is in the cross ties! I'm so afraid that she's going to step back. Tonight I got on the MM (Morgan Monster) and I got nervous, reminded myself that it's the morgan, she won't kill me, and then by the end I was fine. Then I start thinking about the fact that I do not own a Morgan. I own a broken Thoroughbred. Sigh.... I hope that I will be able to ride D with confidence. My lease on the Morgan started today so I plan on getting as much as possible out of it! I want limited fear.
Some other interesting news. I haven't ridden in my field boots since I started working out. Normally they are snug on my calfs and I need to use my zipper pull to get them the whole way up. Well, now they are loose at the top and at the bottom. They still are tight enough around the thickest part of my calf so they stay in place, but it's pretty exciting. My pants are getting loose too. I'm pretty happy. I wouldn't mind them all falling off, except that I can't get new clothes because I can't afford them. :)
Other exciting news. I got hired to teach summer school!! Know what this means?? It means that I am just that much closer to sending Ms. Denali to Pegasus!!! I'm so excited! I found out today at work, and had to spend my day trying to stay calm. I even called and scheduled the vet to come out for MORE x-rays and a sonogram of her right hind. Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching. NOT excited about the money, but oh well. We'll develop our game plan and then go from there. I'm still selling everything of mine that isn't nailed down. So, if you need anything check out my other blog. www.rehabdenali.blogspot.com
Pegasus is a horsey hilton and it is amazing! Pictures do it no justice at all. None! It's the only reason that I'm not totally dreading spending the $1,800. I still can't afford more than 30 days, and that's as long as she doesn't need surgery on her other leg. Oh glory.
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Have a great night!