Wow, last post sure got you guys asking some questions. I will try and answer them up here. First of all I must explain that it was a derby style party, like one you would host for the Kentucky derby day. Hence the hats! That picture kinda makes me look like I am a little hammered but really that is tea I am drinking! grin....
Mrs Mom , Derby Pie is a trademarked secret recipe from Kerns Kitchens. It is basically a custard type pie with chopped pecans and chocolate chips and of course sugar and bourbon! Delicious!!
Pony Girl, I know you have heard of the Ky derby not matter where you come from. The party was themed around it.
Mikael, get into the spirit girl. Make yourself a hat or buy one and pick a pony to bet a little something on just for fun! Remember life's to short.
Fun Mom, (she is my sis) Yes I am back on my lifestyle plan and I am still skinnier than you!!! ha
Now onto the stuff you really want to know. Yes I did the lesson today with my nose running like crazy from the trauma inflicted by the scope yesterday. I felt like a kid wiping it on my sweatshirt sleeve after I lost my tissue on one of the run downs. Yes.....Brent had me do rundowns and attempt to slide. Yes I still am having issues with the stops but I did better today and did not launch over his head or ride the horn at all today.
I worked a lot on rating speed today, Harley has a tendency to get fast and stay there and tune me out. Today I found out how to get him to come back to me. Humming. Yes , humming. It puts his focus back on me and boy did it work. I am amazed at all the subtle things that I learn with these lessons. You see, I am an over analyzer. I over think everything to the umpth degree with Harley. This is mostly my problem with the stops.
I am thinking where my legs are supposed to be , how my hands are, if my butt is down etc. etc. that I just can't get out of my own way. I imagine Harley is just as frustrated as me. I really am trying to just be..... and relax and ride but there is so much to learn. I do feel each day gets a little better and that I am making progress so I guess it is all gonna come together. Here is the quote from Mike "there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not a train." Just what I needed to hear.