Because Riding Warehouse rocks my socks off, even though my helmet was backordered, they still had it shipped out within a few days of placing my order... yay! (as opposed to that time I bought something from Schneider's and it took them FIVE MONTHS to ship it to me).
See my excitement?!
To celebrate, I wore it around my house for an hour, and then headed to the barn. *side note, when DH got home, I was wearing it with my work clothes -- he just looked at me, shook his head, and then walked away.... hahahaha. *
This is probably the most selfies I've ever taken in a single day.... hahahaha.
I haven't had a chance to work Ruby since her epic trot poles (I kid), so I was concerned she might be fresh. Not to worry, I had fancy new sparkle helmet to protect my brain in case of shenanigans! But Ruby is always perfect. Love that horse.
She had a few moments where she wanted to rush and get tense, but overall, she was lovely! Historically, we've struggled with maintaining correct right bend (and when I say we, I mean me, because this was a problem with Topaz too). It's something I've really been concentrating on in the minimal amounts of rides I've been able to put in over the past few months. On the plus side, tonight I noticed that it was much easier to maintain our right bend without too much effort most of the time. The down side? I broke our left bend.... haha. So now I need to work on them both equally! Another good thing, the right lead canter is feeling better and even more adjustable now than I think it's ever been. I think riding bareback (especially at the canter) is helping me feel more balanced and confident overall, which is translating into helping me focus on individual parts of my body in the canter (which has historically been an issue for me).
We ended on a good note, with some nice lipstick. It's been a whopping like 4 days without rain, and I don't see any in the forecast between now and Saturday, so I'm hoping to FINALLY get a real trail ride in!