I was going to write this super-angsty post bemoaning how I apparently have completely lost my ability to ride and turn right and I can't even keep it together anymore, but as I was selecting pictures for this post, I realized something.
Here's us, doing a right lead canter in October 2013, a few months after Courage came off the track.
(picture by Ellie, so you are absolutely seeing the best case scenario here)
And a few months later, in May 2014.
(photo by horselessinhalifax, so again, best case scenario)
Then we started trying to dressage, so here's our best shot from December 2014.
(photo by Alyssa. I have so many talented friends.)
And despite feeling like a complete training failure lately, here's April 2015.
(photo also by Alyssa).
I'm not going to lie--the day to day is KILLER to get through right now. All I seem to see are the things we do wrong and how I screw up as a rider, but there is definitely progress.
This is Courage's weaker side and it's definitely the harder side for me to right straight. (Left arm? It does things? Say it isn't so!)
|also a jump canter|
We're also doing some things right.
And that's good enough for me.