"I feel good!"
A week ago tonight I tripped and landed on my side against the tractor hitch while showing someone what to do for weekend chores. I had just mailed off my show entry, and wondered if my injury (instead of Russell's for a change) would keep us from showing this time! We spent the weekend at a church snow camp, sleeping on summer camp bunks in sleeping bags, and my ribs were so uncomfortable I was sure I'd cracked one or two. When we got back Sunday I saddled up Russell just to see if I could, and managed to ride awhile at the walk and rising trot with tolerable discomfort; canter and sitting trot were definitely out. But Monday morning, after a night in my own comfy bed, I awoke feeling considerably better, so I decided to wait and see before bowing out of the show. I rode again Tuesday, and was able to canter. I rode tonight, and was able to sit the trot! Not only that, Russell felt good tonight and really good Tuesday, "uphill" and forward. So James Brown is grooving on my mental record player (yes, I'm that old) while we dance: "We feel good!"