Friday, January 2, 2015
TOABH: I'm a loser, baby.
The next installment in Beka's blog hop is: I'm A Loser, Baby
Let's talk about your horse's biggest fail. What did Thunderhooves do that embarrassed you, scared you, shocked you or just annoyed the hell out of you?
Well when I first saw the theme on this blog hop I thought about skipping it because I really couldn't think of anything Chrome had ever done that upset me enough to include it. Sure he's done some things that annoyed me, but nothing big. Then I fell off of him and seriously thought about skipping it anyway because I'm still upset about it and I just don't want to dwell on it. So why am I doing it now? Because it's raining outside, really cold, I have a sinus headache and I'm bored out of my mind LOL!!
So if you want to read the posts about our fall go here and here. Physically I'm doing better. My neck is almost better and the rest of the soreness is gone. The only problem is my back is killing me. If I walk more than a few yards it starts seizing up on me. I think I did something to it at work on Wednesday because I had to load feed for customers and my upper body hurt so bad that I probably compensated in my back. I don't know for sure, but it started hurting yesterday and I barely slept last night because of it. It's a tiny bit better today if I don't do anything (like cross my legs while sitting). So between that and the rain Chrome is getting a break lol.
When I do get to start working with him I'm breaking out my longeing and long lining book. I know longeing is really bad for his stifles, but if I keep the sessions short and every other day he should be fine. I should only have to do the longeing for a little while before we can move into the long lining and stay more on straight lines. We can't avoid circles forever. I'm planning to just do lots of ground work.
I have no doubt that if I threw the tack on Chrome and climbed into the saddle things would be perfectly fine. The fall was just a freak thing that happens with horses, but I don't want to. I just don't. I have problems in the winter with motivation anyway and the fall just crushed any last bit of it I had. So I'm letting myself off the hook for the next couple of months. When the weather gets better I'll get back to riding again. I really, really, really wanted to try to ride consistently all winter to prove to myself that I don't have to be a fair weather rider, but I guess it's just not who I am. I don't ride horses to compete, to earn money or to prove anything to anyone. I ride to have fun. If it's so cold that I'm miserable, then what's the point? I don't want to be miserable doing what I love. Maybe I'll change my mind after he chills out (took him off the fat supplement). We'll see.
Anyway sorry for rambling. I just wanted to let you guys know how I'm doing.