I now know why I got dizzy riding on Tuesday. It wasn’t particularly hot and I did drink water but I felt like I had a little heat exhaustion when I dismounted. The ride also didn’t go all that well. The reason…I have a cold. It hit me yesterday. Not fun.
I decided not to ride yesterday to give my body a chance to rest. I’m going to try to ride today but I don’t hold out much hope for a good one. At my last lesson on Sunday, we worked on a circle. I couldn’t believe how much my hands move when I think they aren’t, or how I let his outside shoulder bulge, or how I don’t have his left hind stepping under him, or… Circles are amazing at telling us what is wrong. If the circle isn’t perfectly round, then something isn’t right.