Awareness of the outside world. The Guardian: Let her finish: interruptions of female justices led to new supreme court rules, Yang, 15 October 2021.
I need to keep centering the idea that point of lessons at the Hunter Barn is to jump at home. [Second Lesson]
One of the issues with jumping Rodney is that I never know which horse I will get.
Horse: I think we should canter this.A Small Hop Forward September 2020
Horse: Yeah. I’m good.
Cantered quietly in. Cantered quietly over. Cantered quietly away.
RODNEY: Lemme at ’em. Lemme at ’em.An Abundance of Attitude October 2020
ME: … straightness … rhythm … pace …
RODNEY: Buttercup this!
The Pogo Stick
Rodney got overwhelmed and LEAPED into the air.Rodney’s Recent Jumps April 2021
He jumped 2′ 9″ sweet as you please.Free Jumping April 2021
Then he went sproing over a crossrail.
One version. You could adapt. Make decisions on how to ride. Consider what the horse wants to do with his life.
Two versions. Depends which two. Gentleman/Brat? Both moving forward, would depend on the day. Gentleman/Pogo Stick? Sit chilly, see how much handholding is required.
The Brat/Pogo Stick polarity is hardest to deal with. Are you boiling over and need to be dialed back? Are you overwhelmed and need to be supported?
Three versions? Welcome to my world. The above duality with just enough glimpses of the underlying stellar horse that you keep
hitting your head against the wall going.
Stay safe. Stay sane.