Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Enthusiasm is Contagious
Well, she finally did it. Princess managed to get even the stoic Yukon all riled up on a bikejor. Monday I decided to switch up her and Bucky partnering so that she ran with Yukon and Bucky would run with Freya. Well, that was a mistake I will probably not make twice. When I hooked her in, immediately she and Yukon began pulling hard. I had to hold them back, and well, Yukon when he pulls is as strong as an ox! Consequently I had an uncontrolled start, a sharp jerk on the gangline, and off into the left side ditch I went. This time on my right side, which has always been a bit less graceful. My shoulder impacted the pavement and I managed my first more than superficial injury. Had to go to the Dr. and get xrays. It still hurts, but the swelling is finally going down, and I should be able to manage a cart ride by this weekend. I'm thinking a bit of training is in order for Princess. I love her motivational power, but her uncontrolled starts will be the death of me if I don't get her to hold back until I'm ready.