Some of you have probably seen on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook that I actually rode my horse this week and he was sound. Miles feels tight through his topline and weak in his stifles, but considering he’s been on stall rest for almost 2 months essentially, I’d say that’s only to be expected. My most recent ride was especially sweet since both my parents were in town and got to see it. They even graciously got some media to prove it!
A month or so ago I posted a list off all the #firstworldproblems I was having, several of which had to do with plans for our new home. While progress has been slow on turning this house into a home, we have made significant steps, which I thought I’d share with ya’ll. Houses and decorating might not be quite as exciting as riding, but right now I’m really enjoying another project I can tackle with enthusiasm. So without further ado…
The star of the blog, Miles, has been suspiciously absent lately. I know you’ve all been dying to know what the heck is going on with my big red beast, so here’s a quick update for you. The short of it? He has crappy feet and has earned himself a new nickname: Princess Twinkle Toes.
My catch ride, the littlest bay OTTB mare Moiya, continues to be my saving grace through the continuing trials with Miles. Typically I ride her 2-3 times a week, including one lesson over fences. We’ve been practicing a lot of the items on my goals list, like posting without stirrups, leg yields and a faster canter pace. She’s teaching me so much about being soft, yet firm throughout my entire body. My last lesson really showcased where we’re at together, I think.