In other news, we had a few good rides this weekend. I had my husband take a video tape of us riding today and if it wasn't so awful I would post it. Here's what I learned from this video:
1. She is still not forward. I might think we are forward but we are not forward. We are slouching around the arena while she drags her hind behind her and I pump with every stride.
2. What feels like a monumental buck is not that impressive on video.
3. I can see daylight between my arms and my body at all times. Huge chunks of daylight. You could build a condominium in the daylight between my arms and my body. I am going to make my new mantra be 'elbows in and bent!".
4. If you are having your husband/boyfriend/partner videotape you, you might want to make your expectations clear. I do not want to watch a video of MY FACE while I'm riding my horse. And if your boyfriend/husband/partner comes in to the arena to video tape, you may need to give them some etiquette guidelines. Something like "Standing like a giant on top of that corner is just going to scare all the horses." or "That's the outside track of the arena so you probably shouldn't stand there."
Husband also took pictures of me and the pony. In most of them, the princess is trying to leave and I'm looking exasperated. I also probably should have taken pics BEFORE I rode to avoid helmet hair. Oh well. Live and learn...
|Stop, Pony. Seriously.|
|Why are you always walking away from me, pony? And why do I not know how to stand up straight?|
|Sadly, this is the best shot we got. All the others, one of us had our eyes closed. Pony...I'm talking about you.|