This is a post from my horseforum.com thread that I started when I got Max. I’m so lucky the forum is still around and I was able to go back and add it to Lipizzan Life.
Today was a for fun day at school. I went to the field to get my lesson horse, and there were two people watching Maximas. All the other geldings were in their field, munching on grass, but my boy was over at the fence with the ladies. In particular, a very lovely Swedish Warmblood in heat. He was giving her all the romance a mare could ask for. Love nips, nuzzles, devilishly good looks. He tried to mount her a few times, but the fence was in the way. There was another mare who was completely jealous of the situation. She kept moving herself in between them. My sexy boy!
I got to try out my new Kerrits super grippy riding pants. They were amazing. I felt like I could fall asleep on top of the horse and they would hold me on. I somehow still felt my legs get tired, so I must have been gripping subconsciously with my muscles.
My lesson was cut short because my neck started acting up. It got sprained or something last week, and it had just gotten better, but I felt it catch and OWWW. It’s not as bad as it could be, but I didn’t want to make it worse by pushing.
It worked out for the best. My trainer and I spent the rest of our time talking, and I got to unload a lot of stress off my chest. We talked about goals, and stretches, and just generally talked. I actually feel like I can go to class without being stressed, and maybe even have fun again. She really helped me feel better. I think I just needed an emotional booster day.
I don’t have another lesson until Monday. Hopefully my neck will be better by then. I am going back tomorrow for Max’s lesson.