Here there be dragons...

"I'm telling you stories. Trust me." - Winterson

In riding the more one does, the less one succeeds. The less one does, the more one succeeds.

So I haven't really been writing much about Lexi because she's just so green that everything is very baby steps and, done right, not terribly exciting.  Or so I thought anyways.  But then the girls told me they actually *wanted* to read about it.  And let me tell you, as a writer, there's nothing more inspiring than having somebody tell you they want to read what you write.  hahaha  So I'll see what I can do about including some more baby-Lexi stories :)

So with her, it's all about the little things.  The very little things.  Yesterday I was thrilled because I got some bend on about half of our turns.  Any bend at all has only been happening for a couple days, so half of the turns had me pretty excited :)   The day before the exciting moment was that our right canter transition was quiet, in rhythm, and on the correct lead.  Any one of those three things is usually worth celebrating, so all three at once?!?!  Wow :)  hahaha  I'm super excited about any transition I can get quietly and without resistance -- when I feel like we're not getting anywhere, I remember those first few days when we *literally* went nowhere *g*  Some day we'll be able to go places by just thinking about it :)  Maybe not yet, but some day...

Last week was her second jump school.  Started with poles and built up to a little gymnastic...  Ended up with a triple combination.  Woohoo!  First fence was, admittedly, only about a foot high *g*  But the last was a legit 2'9.  Which I realize isn't too exciting in the grand scheme of things, but for her second time jumping with a rider I was pretty happy.  Especially happy because it was easy for her and she was totally getting the game.  Of course she also thinks things on the ground are terrifying - every time.  So could be an interesting summer :)

So having my Wednesdays off is making life run a lot smoother.  Amazing how fast though the day "off" fills up.  Today was pilates, car in for an oil change, laundry, got caught up on some correspondence  some financial fun and games, phone calls made, show season and WR clinic organized...   And suddenly the day is gone.  But there're still like eight items on my to-do list.  Sheesh.  Ah well - next week right?


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