The evening got much better as it went on. Got home and after lying on the floor - unfortunately on the Mat of Mousely Offerings to The Great Cat Gods, but what can you do? I do hoover it after every one. Probably the most hoovered place in the house.
Anyway. After some lying flat and some stretching, I was no longer hobbling sideways in agony but nicely normal again. Went up to the stables to find no horse. Panicked slightly, til someone said Dessie had 'taken her somewhere'. Turns out he took her off to get clipped, so it's just as well I managed to give her a bath yesterday.
She looks so pretty all nekkid, plus there is no feeling in the world to beat freshly clipped horse, so smooth and soft, but if you brush it the wrong way you can feel all the tiny bristles...
He also got her a new rubber bit, which I got to try out. Yay, freshly clipped horse, new incredibly mild bit (Dessie's theory is that since he can't stop her out in the field anyway, there's no point hauling the mouth off her in a strong bit, might as well stick a mild one in and just hang on) and I got to be crash test dummy ;p
Luckily she seemed to really like it - and was still responding to it. Also was unusually sparky cos of the clip so we managed to do quite a bit, even tho we had to use the Hated indoor arena. Even got her doing canter figure-8s, which I was v. impressed with, tho she's back to stopping dead after a jump if there's only the one up. Still, got all winter to work on that!
Afterwards, went to see Serenity again. Once more, there were only about 20 or so people there, but they seemed to all be getting really into it, laughing and gasping in all the right places. I was a bit worried seeing again so soon would dull my reactions to it a bit but I was right on the edge of my seat again. Noticed more little bits and pieces too, which I may ramble about tomorrow - with full spoiler warnings ;)
For those of you who have seen it, my initial (somewhat incoherent) reactions are here - http://www.livejournal.com/users/hellison/113035.html
- BANG full of spoilers.
I'd love to see it in a packed theatre, to really get the atmosphere. Maybe at the weekend...