Riding Without an Instructor

riding alone

In the past, I’ve gone extended amounts of time without a trainer. When I was a kid, I literally thought I knew all there was to know, causing me to get untrained Vintage and fall off so many times I lost count. Also, one time she threw her head back so hard, it smashed my face and […]

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My First Grid

I’m trying to get in as many lessons as possible before my next show. Even though I still have to get through my three nervous experiences before getting a good experience, I’d like to make the next one as not nervous as possible. Tuesday, was the first of my two lessons this week. But, instead […]

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A Great Lesson

After feeling disappointed that I didn’t do better at my show, I had a prep talk with myself. I sternly told myself that I need to put in much more effort, and be braver. At my show, I basically went into potato spaghetti mode, put in no effort, and forgot everything I’ve been working on for […]

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I’ve Ruined Berry

My lesson on Wednesday was a little strange. Berry and I started out well. We warmed up over a skinny, which at first she refused, but eventually I got her over it. This may have been a foreshadowing of events to come, or it may have just been that the fake stone wall was terrifying. But […]

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In Which Berry Crashes Again

I had my lesson today, and at first everything seemed fine. I had an awesome lesson! But then I really wanted some media of me jumping, so after sitting and chatting with my trainer a bit, I went back out to jump more. This was apparently a mistake. Full lesson recap coming, but here is […]

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