356 Days

It’s been 356 days since I decided to start taking jumping lessons.

It’s been 335 days since I took my first jumping lesson.

I’ve had approximately 18 jumping lessons since then, and have gone from petrified of even ground poles to jumping small verticles. Yay!

Next week marks the same event I originally went to where I decided to begin jumping. I had hoped to be competing in it this year. In hindsight, I think that was a bit of an overly aggressive timeline. 😏

But… this year, when I go watch, it won’t be with wide, fearful eyes, but with an eye toward identifying what I know, to watch how others do things, and learn more about the sport.

And wine.

I’m really going so I can sit on the sidelines with a single serve plastic cup o’ wine while “Ooh”ing and “aaah”ing over the cross country jumpers.

It’s gonna be a blast!

I can’t wait!

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2 thoughts on “356 Days

  1. It’s always more fun when you have an understanding of what you’re watching. And learning from it. The tricky part is distinguishing things that look wrong based on what you know up to now, but may not actually be wrong depending on a particular horse’s idiosyncrasies and what that horse is being asked to do. At that point, you find somebody who knows more than you do and you ask them LOL!

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