Hellooo.. Whoever is reading this! Is there anybody left? It’s been a while! 😅
It’s been so long since I last blogged that I don’t really know where to begin. I’ll start with the hard bit and then we can end on a happy note!
Ryan is now on loan to somebody else. I’m completely heartbroken, but hey, that’s life – what can you do? So plans for buying him after graduation are now destroyed. They won’t sell him while he’s on loan, so it looks as though he will be stuck in a school until his final day. Hooray. So anyway, the first time she came to ride Ryan was straight after I’d had a lesson on him doing my first ever flying changes (which was so cool!!!) and I had to hand him over to her. It cut me up inside so I decided not to ride him again, so that situation didn’t arise anymore. Therefore, no more Ryan. For riding, at least!
But this does mean I’ve been riding new horses! Which is good. Really good! Since requesting never to ride Ryan, I have had some really fantastic lessons. I jumped and did some shoulder in with Rufus, practiced leg yielding and more jumping with Saab, medium trot with Ceaster and had some fun with Aer. I also had a prestige lesson on Grand Prix schoolmaster Vince – but I’ll save that for another blog!
I’ve really enjoyed riding more forward going horses as it’s enabled me to work more on my position and aids, as previously I just had to work exceptionally hard to make Ryan move! So hopefully I have made some progress.
I’ll blog again soon with some more info re The Ryan Situation, but for now here are some recent-ish photos of me riding and ponies I’ve been getting to know better.