Friday, January 30, 2015

Perfect 20 Meter Circle

Conversation I had with a friend last night:

Me:  "I never smile like that when I'm trying to ride a perfect 20 meter circle, and even if you do manage to make it a really nice circle - who gives a fuck?!"

Friend:  "Oh god - you're never going back to dressage, are you?"

Over the past few months I've been slowly introducing jumping to Gavin and my regimen.  And get this - I LOVE IT.  I'm not scared (something my mom engrained in me when I was little "it's too scary, it's so scary, no jumping!").  I feel awesome when I'm circling a jump - I feel excited, I feel confident, and I feel confident in Gavin.  And I smile.  Like a ridiculous smile.  It's been awesome.

So... yeh... I'm switching disciplines.  Eventing here I come!

(Now I just need an instructor to help me learn everything there is to learn about jumping - since I'm a total noob)

Pic of us this last weekend. Grrr - heels down Erika! But doesn't he look like a doll!

 

18 comments:

  1. I love jumping :) Couldn't imagine riding without it!

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    1. I never did it because my mom wouldn't allow it, and then I was in my dressage phase forever and ever because I didn't know any better. Now I'm hooked! :)

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  2. You're going to be awesome eventers :)

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    1. :) Thanks for your vote of confidence! :)

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  3. So much fun ahead - i love jomping ♡♡♡♡

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  4. The world is most definitely in need of more eventing ponies!!

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  5. Yay!! I can't imagine not jumping :) Ya'll will love it.

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    1. I spent a long time not imagining it because I basically had blinders on. Now I'm like HELL YEH!

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    1. Was that an evil haha? Like MWAHAHAHAAH!

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  7. Yay! Welcome to the dark side indeed! I love how we always have something else to work on in eventing. Sometimes it's frustrating, but most of the time it's fun.

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  8. Hey, just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and Gavin today! Hope you're both well.

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  9. so i can't seem to find an email for you, but if you're interested in the jacket it's the horseware competition jacket, size medium in navy. i've only worn it once but given that it's currently on sale at riding warehouse i'd sell it (shipped) for $55. if you're interested in more information feel free to email me at fraidycat.eventing at gmail.com!

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  10. Welcome to the dark side! Eventers are some of the most awesome fun people ever.

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