The DOR had me do ground work for 1/2 today. She was very happy with what she saw. I made it clear it was time for us to go back to work. So she saddled me up in an English saddle, that was a bit embarrassing because I am not a sissy horse like Sir Royal Pain. I do have to admit it was comfy though.
The DOR worked on reminding me how to line up to the mounting block and wait for her to get on . I worked on reminding her that I will bump her off the mounting block if she stands on the third step rather than the second while I am lining up. Once we came to a mutual understanding it was all good. The DOR mounted up and we went for our first real ride since my accident 1 1/2 years ago.
She has sat on me and I have taken a few steps and struggled doing that. The last time I carried an adult, the SCC, I staggered so badly the DOR thought I would loose my balance and fall so she had him get off quick.
Today I was rock solid! No wobbling when she mounted, no wobbling, and no staggering. I even stepped over poles and went through the black hole of death. The more we worked the more confident I got.
Yep, I am back! Time for the DOR and I to start dancing once more-after all my nickname is Boogie.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!