|not pictured: my coat|
Anyways. It all equals out to I'm really tired and that's changing the way I ride.
I've had really good luck lately with doing a stretchy w/t/c ride with Courage one day, then an intense dressage ride the next day, then a day off. So I tried that. LOVELY stretchy ride Sunday, but then a cold night and when I got on Monday, Courage was NOT feeling it.
He'd kind of go around in a fake frame and wasn't heavy in the bridle, but he was stiff as a board and just.so.lazy.
|bright side: wicked sexy|
So we went for a hack.
Remember the unseasonal cold and gusting winds?
|but he looks so quiet|
And remember, tired.
And then I climbed off, pulled tack off, and turned homeboy loose in the arena because screw Mondays, man. It was actually hilarious--he wasn't even animated enough to get all that many good liberty shots.
|we're on the same page|
And yeah. Eventually, we'll work hard again.
Just not today.