Therapy Cocktail.

Yesterday after work mom and I went in to the MHC workshop with an esport physiotherapy specialist (http://www.esportphysio.ca/). It was very interesting! A lot of what the clinician covered was stuff that I knew from my coaching courses in University (nutrition, fatigue, basic muscle training, etc), and another good portion of it was stuff I’d…

Ready

I realized driving home from the city tonight how absolutely ready I am to get out of this place for a little while. I never thought I’d say this. I mean, I love it here, and I love all the people of course, but I just neeed to go somewhere else and find out who…

Fizzle

I just baked some peach poppyseed muffins, and of course I had to taste test (more like eat half of) the batter. My burps now taste like baking soda and vinegar. And yes, they are fizzy ass burps. Not my best scheme. Still, tastes good.   In other news. Went out and hacked Willie tonight. He…

Brrraahhh.

Left here Friday, and ended up getting to the show too late to do schooling rounds. Didn’t worry me too much, as none of the jumps were anything Willard hasn’t seen before. And it was a three day show, so I used Saturday as my warm up day. The whole weekend turned out to be…

Rain?

This is Felix, he’s our little project. He’s just a year this month. He’s my mare, Flash’s, replacement. Hopefully he’ll turn out just as talented. The week’s been filled with sunshine, sunburns, sunscreen, and lots of dust and wind and everything else that comes along with seeding time when you work on a farm. Got…

Hey Moon

So it’s Monday. Yesterday mom and I hacked over to Charlene’s to do some course work. Mr Willard is coming along quite nicely. We had a few mistakes, all easily fixed. I got him into a bad spot coming down a line to a big oxer, so he crashed through that. But he jumped it…

TGIF

Another work week finished. Finally. I had a lesson with Charlene tonight. We worked on a two-stride exercise and oxer distances. Willard was a very good boy, and we did quite well. He’s getting so much better at using his hind end instead of just pulling me around with his face. It’s a nice change!…

Update!

Past two rides, pain free! First time in at least a month, more like two or three that I haven’t been dealing with pain while training. All I’ve got right now is a little soreness, which is easily cured with some ice and stretching. Much different from what I felt before. I’m trying not to…

Stages of Riding

Stage I: Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat. Stage 2: Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse’s neck. Ride until sundown. Stage 3: Fall off horse. Use sleeve of shirt to stanch bleeding. Have friend help you get back on horse. Take two Advil and…