Today’s post is going to be short, sweet and over dramatic. Now that you’ve had fair warning, on to the good stuff. I had my first jumping lesson on Miles in over a month yesterday. We start off a bit slow and rusty, but we did okay and things got better and better the more fences we jumped. We even went over a brand new white coop!
Unfortunately the lesson ended on a sour note. The second time we came to the white coop, Miles stopped. And it wasn’t just a slow fizzle out — he stopped hard at the very last second, and I was catapulted over the fence. I landed on my right hip and got the wind knocked out of me. I got back on after a few minutes, and we jumped a few jumps before the pain in my hip was too much and I had to get off.
The pain was so bad this morning I went to the doctor to get X-rays. Luckily, nothing is broken, I’ve just strained or torn a muscle, but I’m pretty pissed at Miles. What he did was dirty and unacceptable. So he’s now at boot camp with my BFF, who happens to be my trainers working student. She’s going to ride him until I feel better, and I scheduled a lesson for her so she can jump Miles over all the scary things.
It’s a damn good thing Miles is too good for glue, because otherwise he might not still be in the barn.
[ okay, I would never really turn any horse into glue, but I am salty about how much my hip hurts right now ]