Things have been going really, really well for the past several months. But this weekend, the inevitable happened, and I feel pretty down, even though I know I am beating myself up unecessarily.
Actually, yesterday wasn't too bad...it was really hot and Sevigny was kind of tired and not very forward. Got her to wake up and we did okay. But today...Sevi came out lazy again (again it was really hot) and I was just as lazy as she was. Finally got a decent trot, and then off to canter in 2 point as today was a jumping lesson. The warm up jumps over the singel crossrail were okay, but then came the Dreaded Grid.
Now the grid is all small since both Sevi and I are pretty green at jumping. But you know things are bad when your instructor announces at each jump 'Bad, worse, worse and worst of all' as you are going through the grid. The thing that was irksome was that I *knew* what to do to get a better result, but didn't do it until several more terrible tries. Oh, and today had tp be the day where people were watching my lesson.
Finally got the striding right and had to do it 2 additional times correctly before we were done. Luckily we did...it was very hot out there. I don't think we would have been allowed to continue much longer.
Anyway, my instructor did say that my position was getting better, but even though she said that and even though we did get the correct striding, I still feel pretty bummed.
My girl was very happy to be finished, get her bath and some water and call it a day.
Can't say I blame her!