I had a great lesson on Tuesday. It was our first lesson in 3 months and I was so nervous. But the lesson went great. Bern seemed happy with our progress (at least we didn’t lose too much ground during the hiatus).
I’m not a big fan of flying solo with dressage. Mostly because I like that my trainer really challenges me, makes me think about what is working or not, and guides me on how to fix it. Without that, I tend to get stuck in ruts, frustrated, or bored.
Thursday she’s still lame, although using it a little better. There’s no heat, no cuts or scrapes, just swollen and obviously painful to her. She puts weight on it, but is gimpy with it.
I had just started planning out our goals for the 2012 show season. Getting all excited because I think, with hard work, we can be quite competitive at second level next summer. Then this happens… I feel like I jinxed myself.
I’m going to the barn this evening to check on Ava. Wish me good fortune and a speedy recovery.