...and he's the abuser! Charlie is now turned out with Sadie (an older mare who has competed through Prelim as well as having a few babies) and he is so mean to her! And for some reason, she loves him! Runs the fence line when I take him out to ride and whinny's when I take him to a lesson. It's too funny that she knows what the horse trailer is for.
I didn't ride this weekend because 1) I had to go to Atlanta on Saturday AND Sunday (Sunday was not planned) and 2) it was freezing out, literally! I know I said I was going to be tougher about the whole cold thing but it really was freezing - the wind was ridiculous! I did ride on Monday, just on the flat. I worked on transitions and Charlie definitely tells me when I collapse. I'm pretty good in the walk-trot transitions but not so much during the canter transitions. I tend to collapse really badly to the right so when I ask for the right lead canter, he picks up the left. Very good reminder for me. I think this really stems from my core weakness.
I did ride today but just went for a 20 minute walk as I have a pretty bad cold and was miserable for just about the whole day. I think I'm on the mend though so keep your fingers crossed. I joined a gym last week and plan on doing the personal trainer thing. I honestly need the help/accountability. Not really excited about spending the money but I think if I can get to where I want to be, I can maintain it. I'm a pretty healthy eater, I just hate working out!
Jumping of some sort tomorrow! Oh, almost forgot! I signed up to volunteer at the Pine Top Advanced Horse Trials in 2 weeks. I *think* I'll be jump judging an easy fence on the advanced cross country. Should be lots of fun!