Onwards and upwards!!!

So this past week has been a massive turning point… and I owe a lot of that to the great team behind me, and a few sprinkles of fairy dust here and there. 

I had a very interesting meeting with some very knowledgeable folks on Friday, and they got me sorted out with a rider support gilet their company has developed. This contraption is not dissimilar to Victorian Corsetry!! It provides stability around a weak core, and provides postural support for the shoulder complex. Having been off games for 7 weeks, I was feeling very vulnerable, but had such an exciting yard of horses to be getting on with, I was getting impatient! 

The gilet not only supports, it makes me aware of where everything is. My right shoulder has found a new resting position, and the muscles need reeducating to get me out of wonky donkey mode!!! ?

I have to say, not only has it helped my posture with the dressage, it has enabled my damaged areas to fatigue less, and also be aware and upright in my jumping! 

Here’s to the season approaching!!! Onwards & upwards!!! 

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    Eventer / Trainer

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