Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sophie Weighs In...

Sassy and cute child on sassy and cute po-po.
I was back in the saddle this weekend after what seemed like eons out of it due to business trips.  Yesterday I felt like a sack of potatoes, and even though I only felt marginally better in the saddle today Sophie and I lessoned together and I had a great lesson.  My trainer and I focused mainly on rhythm and I FINALLY did what she and my horse were begging me to do and got my canter in the corner, maintained it, lowered my hands and SAT STILL to the fence. Blasting of heraldic trumpets, choruses of angels singing hosannas and lo and behold, it worked!! 

I was riding that high as we met our friend Libby for lunch.  Libby and I were so engrossed in our conversation I only half noticed how quiet Sophie was being. (Actually, who am I kidding? I totally loved it and was hoping fervently that it would continue).  When lunch ended Soph handed me my phone and I saw why she'd been so quiet.  She'd been busy writing something.

Today my daughter is being a good child. I love her soooooo much. She's the best daughter in the whole entire world. We had a lesson together and it was just simply amazing. My daughter Sophie rode very well too! I accomplished my task of staying on rhythm  step by step over a cross rail. Sugar,my horse, got a little fast and forward so we cantered over the cross rail to slow things down a bit. So anyway, the lesson was great the teaching was superb and my daughter had an amazing time so I was joyful for it.
The kid cracks me up.  No self esteem issues with that child!


  1. Haha! I love that! Glad you had a nice lesson with Sophie.

  2. LOL that is great! Love that she was trying to write so grown up ;)

  3. Comment left from Madline C(I pressed the wrong button on my phone and accidentally deleted it):

    Cutest thing ever!