After our lesson on the Sunday, Bumpy came home with me and we fell back into our usual routine which.

Whenever I don’t have a horse to visit each day, my schedule always ends up feeling out of whack and as if something was missing, so I was so glad to have my main man’s face back in my life.

 

He has quite the boopable snoot, if I do say so myself.

 

As we all know, this is where the work really begins. It’s all well and good to go get help and ride under someone’s supervision to set us up, but we also need to be able to do it on the other 5 rides we have that week (or however many until you get back to your trainer) if we want it to stick.

Between COVID meaning all on campus classes are suspended for us until 2021, my working hours are a bit more flexible and I was able to designate some solid riding time each day AND schedule a lesson for us at the end of the week.

 

IMG_2921#Winning. Also, he is looking deliciously chunky at the moment.

 

I was committed to holding myself accountable and riding in this new style Trainer J had us working on, and whilst I wasn’t supervised per se I did have some help from my handy little Pivo.

 

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Oh Pivo, where have you been all my life?

 

I don’t think there are words to express how useful this little thing is. I filmed e.v.e.r.y. ride so I could watch it back and see what was working well, where I was letting things slip and making sure our progress was on the upwards trajectory. I know some people haven’t had much joy with the Pivo but this thing does not skip a beat for me. I am obsessed and would recommend it to anyone.

 

I wish the quality on this photo was a bit better, because I just adore it.

 

Overall, I was feeling really positive about things. Our rides were shenanigan free and I felt like there was tangible progress with each ride, B’s work ethic was outstanding and even on some of the gross days it was 100% commitment to the cause from both of us. Things were feeling so good and I was ready to head back to Trainer J’s for our lesson…

 

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