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Monday, February 4, 2013

Easing back in

I had a mini lesson last night given by Alexis!  No, I have not been to my follow-up appt with the surgeon (tomorrow afternoon!), but I am feeling almost back to normal. 

Last Thursday, after husband lounged Riva for me, I asked for trot when I was walking her out.  Felt ok.  Which lead to last Friday, asking for canter while walking her out - again, felt fine.

Lex rode her for me Saturday night and again before I got on on Sunday night.  She ran her thru Training Level Test 3, and she looked very good - esp the stretchy trot circle.

Few pics from last nights ride:


 
I can tell my core is not as solid as pre-surgery, but I know I can get that back.  I need to get my leg back underneath me - again, probably a core strength issue.  Bend my elbows and shorten the reins.  Watch that damn lean to the left!  But it felt great to really ride again.

12 comments:

L.Williams said...

Coming back to riding after a break always feels like coming home.

Kate said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and are back in the saddle :)

Austen Gage said...

Omigosh. I know you're just coming back after surgery, but Riva is looking AWESOME. Look at how engaged she is in that first picture.

I can't wait to see you two in person. You've been making such good progress all winter!

Karen said...

Wow! Riva looks like she has really filled out and gained a lot of muscle! She looks great! You look great, too. You probably feel worse than you look. :)

Hillary said...

Give yourself time :) It will all come back. Glad that you are feeling better though!

Martine said...

Looking good! I can't criticise anyone riding against their surgeon's advice, I rode with my arm in a cast for two weeks last year ;)

T Myers said...

Must feel so good getting back up there!

Emme said...

Great pics. Glad you are feeling good

Checkmark115 said...

Looks awesome! And I love the header :)

Karley said...

You look great!!! Glad you are back in the saddle :)

Lisa said...

Riva looks FANTASTIC! She looks perfectly through and engaged in these photos! Well done. :)

achieve1dream said...

I'm glad recovery is going so well. :) Riva looks awesome!!