Monday, July 13, 2009

Easy up, easy down...

Thought I'd get on Sati again yesterday. I longed her so she'd be calmer, and she was fine. But I was overconfident. I'd already forgotten how different she is from Ketah, just in her build. I stepped into the stirrup (after preparing her), found myself off balance, compensated and...

went right over her back.

She is so little! I'll get used to it, but in the meantime I have to remember to be more aware of her size. She's nearly the same height, but she's shorter backed and about 200lbs smaller. Makes a big difference.

Lucky for me (or I hope due to good training) she was pretty unconcerned. I startled her, but she just took a couple steps away and waited for me to get back up. On the other hand, I have a nice bruise on my hip from throwing myself over her.

However, we rode for about 5 minutes and she was great. We just did some circles around the arena to get the idea of yielding to my aids. I stopped when I heard the rain start because I didn't want her to freak about the sound of it hitting the metal roof. It was smart, but she didn't care one bit.

I'll wait a day or two to heal up and we'll do some more. Slowly.


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you weren't more injured in your horse vault!