I hadn’t ridden Georgie since Rebecca. She got some time off and then her owner was in town. Since her owner lives overseas and hardly sees her, I agreed to let her ride Georgie for a week or so until she left town again.
This past Sunday morning trainer/friend Sarah and I went out for a trail ride on a new trail we had discovered. I figured it was the perfect intro back into riding, and Georgie and I could get serious again on Monday.
On Sunday afternoon, I tripped off a step in my house, landed hard, and broke my elbow. I tried to think of a more exciting story for how it happened, but much like Emma, from ‘Fraidy Cat Eventing, sometimes you just gotta admit you’re not the most graceful person out there. And deal with the consequeces. And drink a lot.
So, I’m in a sling and off riding for 4 weeks. Which, would be sort of ok, except that Georgie is slated to do her first Prelim in the middle of October with trainer Sarah. So, she needs to stay in work, even if it’s not me riding her. I’ve basically spent the last two days obsessing about who can ride her when. Friend/trainer extraordinaire has offered to ride her two days a week, and some great riders a the barn have also offered to hop on her once a week or so. So, she should be good to go. Knowing me, I’ll be putting conditioning rides on her starting the end of next week, because I am pretty sure I can do that one handed. And I am stubborn.
In the meantime, since I’m not riding, I’ve been watching my Rebecca xc video over and over. And Over. I’m obsessed with it. And Georgie’s ears when she sees a jump.
So, for your viewing pleasure:
Watching the video confirms to me we are ready to move up. Especially since much of it looks like I remember in my head it felt like. I wasn’t hugely surprised that something didn’t ride as well as I thought…Which rarely happens.
Oh, and to add to the fun, right before I left for Rebecca, I adopted a puppy. I don’t as a rule, like puppies, but something about this one won me over. So, welcome to the family, Siri!