So uh, my thoroughbred lost his brain the other day when I attempted to take him on the road. We got about half a mile down with some light contact, a little concerned, but that was fine. Then he did a 180 and spun around and was like NOPE. So I told him he was good and we could go home. Omg. My horse lost his marbles. It was a mixture of jigging, rearing-ish, trying to crowhop, wanting to take off, wanting to buck. We settled on a side pass. He had NO idea what to do with himself and the little cows in the field next to us.
I rode again last night, slightly less painful. I could trot about 20 or so strides before I had to walk. The more my muscles stretched the more I was able to do. We played around with poles and I told him that I can't support him atm and he just needed to go. He got the message after a few whip taps and took care of me. Somehow he realized the poles were fun and just navigated around himself. Much more successful ride as #peglegmuskateer.
However, last night and this morning my knee was really pissy at me. I'm going to see if taking the day off from riding will help at all. I seriously didn't think I injured it this bad. I can't let this get in the way of me showing. My expected first show will be May 16!