Monday, December 9, 2013

Determination


It made me feel pretty good to get all those comments from my last post about my mini-hiatus. It's been a rough couple of weeks from Thanksgiving to the show on Sunday. I really just needed a break from it all which luckily, I got with no issue. Honestly, it was fantastic to get back in hand with Brantley today and was nice to have some company thanks to Lucy and Ms. Amanda.

Long story short, Brantley and I have been having some... Issues. He just hasn't been himself and more sassy than I'd like. I knew this was coming I just didn't know when. It got to the point where the night before the horse show I got a huge, "Go fuck yourself" from him where he bucked and I messaged Kate saying I didn't want to go. I don't know whether I was pushing him, which honestly I don't think I was, or he was getting bored with what we were doing. I'd like to tell you that he hates jumping and refuses everything and that's why he was being a pill... But it's definitely not. He PULLS to the jumps, wants to go over them looking for a release. I really feel as if my horsemanship was slowly slipping out of the window. I was pulling his mouth more. Trying to control his every move. Micromanaging. Something I know he's not ready for and neither am I. Seeing the was he reacted in his classes I decided to give him the week off. 

He wasn't bad, wasn't mean, just uncomfortable and unsure of himself and me. It hurt, but we worked through it with a smile. A lot of auditors as well as friends and the judge looked at him saying he was burnt out and I said, "No. We need to get through this." He's like me, he needs to push until he prevails. He needs to know it's okay, you've got this, just do it, get it done. If I gave up on him in that one moment, he would've given up on me all together. 

My reward? A clean class over fences outside and a happy horse that just needed a break.






B is NOT a pony fan...



My new pony family <3
Shavingsconnection.com >> Where you WOOD go if you wanted to meet other shavings <3
This is what I'm all about.
Moral of the story is. We all need a break sometime. 
As long as we can come back stronger than ever and ready to battle the world.

8 Comments:

At December 9, 2013 at 12:53 AM , Blogger Kitty Kat said...

Glad your back :) relationships are hard

 
At December 9, 2013 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Kalin said...

I wasn't able to comment on like, any blogs, for about a week for some reason-blogger is stupid lol-but I've definitely been thinking about you. I've had to take a few breaks, all of them were very needed and once I came back, I was refreshed and actually excited to blog again. Everyone needs some peace every now and then. :)

 
At December 9, 2013 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous Lauren @ She Moved To Texas said...

Always ups and downs. Good for you for not giving up on him :)

 
At December 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM , Blogger L.Williams said...

I missed the hiatus post, but riding is all about the ups and downs and they are always there. Take a break if you need one, I take actual away from horses breaks a couple times a year, it helps bring you back refreshed.

 
At December 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Especially with your pony.

 
At December 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

Thanks. I really appreciated everyone's responses from my "hiatus".

 
At December 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

If I give up, he'll give up.

 
At December 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

I miss not having an indoor sometimes.

 

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Determination


It made me feel pretty good to get all those comments from my last post about my mini-hiatus. It's been a rough couple of weeks from Thanksgiving to the show on Sunday. I really just needed a break from it all which luckily, I got with no issue. Honestly, it was fantastic to get back in hand with Brantley today and was nice to have some company thanks to Lucy and Ms. Amanda.

Long story short, Brantley and I have been having some... Issues. He just hasn't been himself and more sassy than I'd like. I knew this was coming I just didn't know when. It got to the point where the night before the horse show I got a huge, "Go fuck yourself" from him where he bucked and I messaged Kate saying I didn't want to go. I don't know whether I was pushing him, which honestly I don't think I was, or he was getting bored with what we were doing. I'd like to tell you that he hates jumping and refuses everything and that's why he was being a pill... But it's definitely not. He PULLS to the jumps, wants to go over them looking for a release. I really feel as if my horsemanship was slowly slipping out of the window. I was pulling his mouth more. Trying to control his every move. Micromanaging. Something I know he's not ready for and neither am I. Seeing the was he reacted in his classes I decided to give him the week off. 

He wasn't bad, wasn't mean, just uncomfortable and unsure of himself and me. It hurt, but we worked through it with a smile. A lot of auditors as well as friends and the judge looked at him saying he was burnt out and I said, "No. We need to get through this." He's like me, he needs to push until he prevails. He needs to know it's okay, you've got this, just do it, get it done. If I gave up on him in that one moment, he would've given up on me all together. 

My reward? A clean class over fences outside and a happy horse that just needed a break.






B is NOT a pony fan...



My new pony family <3
Shavingsconnection.com >> Where you WOOD go if you wanted to meet other shavings <3
This is what I'm all about.
Moral of the story is. We all need a break sometime. 
As long as we can come back stronger than ever and ready to battle the world.