So today I finally got back to the barn to go riding again. I really wanted to go yesterday but it was so windy and I heard there was snow in Drum and roads were crappy so I stayed home. But today it was -17 and I didn't know if I was gonna ride cause it was so cold. But since the sun was shining I thought I would see anyways and I was going to town to pick up our beef anyways so going right by and it just seemed wrong to not stop.
So I got her out, she was happy to see me and come to the gate as always :) I sure like that. And I got her all tacked up and we went to ride. I got on at the mounting block, lol. Walking was good, and then I tried the trot. That actually was good too. I am sure my form was a little off cause I know I was leaning forward a little so I did not hit the back of the saddle. So since I was feeling good I thought I would try the lope. I figured it would hurt a little and boy did it ever, but I managed to make it one lap and then it was quitting time for me. Whew I coulda quit after one step, but that woulda been unfair to Jessie I did not want her to think she was being bad so I made a lap in one direction only. I did a little more trotting and noticed she was kinda sticking her head out to the right side, specially when going left, so I made her bend to the left a few times and she did that fine so I don't know what was going on there.
Until I pulled my saddle off and she was silly when I brushed her and so I checked her back and it is sore right behind her withers. My first thought was her blanket but it has a neck so it cant pull behind there and so I wonder if it is either my English saddle not fitting right or else it happened when I fell off. But after next Thursday I will get the Energy lady out and hopefully she can figure out something or I will need to find a chiro or massage therapist for her.