Monday, September 6, 2010

A quick update....Boom and I.....

Wow, it has been a week since I posted on here!  It isn't that things have not been going on....just have been very busy. 
But today was absofreakinlutely awesome so I am going to post just a few pictures and a quickie rundown.  I will do a better update and more pictures later. 
Last weekend I went to visit Jay so he could help Boom and I, and it was a great day!  I had a lot to work on when I came home, so I was doing as much as I can with the time I have. 

TODAY:  I RODE BOOM!!!!!!!  WOO HOO HOOOO!!!!!  Thank you so much Jay!  I will admit, at first when Jay rode Boom and Boom did some little hootchie scootchie butt hoppy things, I got a sick knot and almost fell off the ground I was sitting on!  I thought to myself that I was not so sure I was getting on today....last thing Boom needs is me being a nervous wreck, then another wreck happening because of it.  As time went on, I was still very nervous but more relaxed.  Nothing said I had to get all the way on, nothing said I had to stay on once I got there, and nothing said I had to ride.  Jay reinforced that when I talked to him yesterday and again today.  I just knew I had to get on before I left today so I can start the next chapter...

Jay asked if I wanted to get on Levi, his EMM horse.  At first I said no because he is Jay's horse.  Then I thought about it and decided it would be a good time to prepare for Boom....I could relax.  He led me around, just like a pony ride!  Hee hee!  Levi is such a sweetheart...he is very special!



Me on Levi......



Now it was my turn on Boom.  Jay already rode him quite a while, and Boom had a rest.  I want you all to know this is the very first time in my whole entire life that I have been on a horse with no reins in my hands.  I put 100% faith in Jay to take care of me. :-) He gave me so many little tips and hints to keep myself in the saddle better during the stressful moments.



Then he asked if I wanted to try it myself.....I had a couple of scary moments, but it was me, not Boom.  We walked, trotted and I even got a couple of canter strides each direction.  By then I was in heaven and sooooo happy!



Here is me giggling because I am so happy!  Wow.....



We are soaking.....and both of us are very relaxed........



It was a fantastic day and I have a lot of work ahead of me, but we can do it. 
I am sending this out now....Angela and Jessi are on pins and needles.  :-)

Will do a better update this week. 
P.S. I am still giggling!!!!!!

Until later....Karen and Tripp who has nothing to say about being left behind again.....

5 comments:

Jessi said...

OMG karen you look like you belong on Boom!!My favorite pic is you trotting on him!He looks gorgious!!!

Angela said...

Thanks for finally ending our suspense...I was dyin!!!!!!

Karen C. said...

Thanks you guys! It really did feel good to be back up there. I have a long ways to go...but I have another good start to get there. Isn't he just as handsome as he can be? :-)

Michelle said...

LOVE IT! :D

Tina said...

Yayyyyyyyy!