Thanks everyone for all your comments on my post about the accident. It helped to have a medium for getting that frustration out. I am starting to let go of the anger and fear that came from being at the receiving end of such carelessness. I was lucky; it doesn't look like I will have any lasting issues and no one else was in the car. I know others have been through worse.
I was more than ready to get back in the saddle! It had been 7 full days since my last ride, yikes! We introduced something new - leg yield at the canter. I have never done them before and neither has Brumby. I was surprised at how well it went! He really only messed up when I didn't have myself coordinated properly, naturally.
What an amazing feeling! Wow. It has been awhile since I've felt as though we were really communicating well. For most of the leg yields it felt pretty effortless and was just a whole lot of fun. We didn't always hit the centre line before the turn but I was not too concerned with that, being our first effort.
Definitely one of those smile plastered on your face days. Hmm, maybe I do prefer dressage to jumping...not that I've done much jumping lately anyway!