Throwing in the towel, or just a bad week?
Some of you have seen my posts about changing trainers recently and staying in the same barn, where the BO/BM is my old trainer. I have had some great rides since the change, but everytime the BO comes down from the house I have amazingly crappy rides. She is questioning alot of what I am doing, but when I talked to her about making the change, she said she was fine with it. Suddenly the care doesn't seem to be what it was, but honestly my horse doesn't seem to be singled out. I went on a branding last weekend with friends (in my dressage saddle, 1st time my girl ever saw a cow) and we had so much fun. Then Tuesday I had the worst ride EVER. Not only could we not even find round, she was so inverted and pissy I could see her nose from the saddle most of the time. For everyone over 40 I sould also mention my Dr is trying me on a new hormone. I don't really like to trail ride, brandings are not really an option, don't have the courage to jump anymore...really need some support here. Nothing seems to be going smoothly. I put a ton of money and time and heart into this, I'm having a "is it worth it" moment.
Oh yea, age related horse woes.
I bucked up and rode yesterday in the driving snow with my trainer who is very good but young and brave. I was so uncomfortable in the high winds even though my horse was really good. I patted myself on the back for the effort even though we really didn't accomplish anything except unskilled exercise.
The low point of my week was tonight when I went out to check on everyone and picked their hooves. My big guy just lays on you when you pick up a foot and in the 18 degree weather and the huge effort to hold his hoof I peed in my pants. Does anyone make full seat Depends?