Good thing it's summer hours; it's going to be a late ride tonight. Then again, it's occurred to me just now that a good long longe session might be good for Rev too. That would eliminate me having to go home and get my breeches and barn shoes, which I didn't put in the truck this morning. Yeah, I think I ought to do that. Get Rev some good work in side reins, groom her, and whatnot, and then I can go home. And I can grab my workout pants and sneakers and go to the gym afterward without being completely covered in eau de cheveaux.
And speaking of the gym, I also have to think that another thing that will build my confidence while riding is greater physical strength and endurance. I feel so top-heavy when I ride that getting into a two-point can feel a little precarious. Of course, when I'm in a correct two-point, with my butt balancing my shoulders and boobs, it's not in the least precarious. ;) What I need to be able to do better is keep that balance and keep the tone in my muscles. I'd feel better about this if I knew I were in better shape.
My inner wuss says "man, why's everything gotta boil down to more exercise?!"
My inner drill instructor says "get ON it, soldier!!"
I have to listen to the DI more, obviously. :)
And a thing I forgot: I'd really like to go schooling XC off-site more. I would love to get more experience off property for Rev and me to deal with. I'd like to school XC at home more too, get more practice getting over my fear issues. But I completely want to go up to Rafter K sometime, and Golden Spike sometime, and just school.