After my probably dramatic debate over to jump or not to jump, we should all know that I'm just going to do the things, right?
I do like jumping and I'm good at it, when I'm not anxious and being stupid about it. The best way to solve this is to do it and get confident so that meant calling up Amanda and getting back on our weekly lessons like we did before. It worked great for Katy and myself and I'm liking my return to normal (seriously that event ate our souls for sooo long!).
So first week back we did a shared lesson and it was... fun. I didn't mentally freak out when a jump was put up, let alone several, and the line of neverending trot poles was fun and familiar. Katy was enthusiastic and did well in this lesson. I also didn't hate riding in my jumping saddle after all this time in the awesome dressage saddle. I still couldn't help but continue my wonderings about how much better I might be able to jump in a "real" saddle.
(In fact, I had contacted Shea almost a week after getting my dressage saddle all BRING ME AWESOME JUMPING SADDLES! but she didn't have the model I wanted in stock but assured me she would as some point in the future. I'd been shopping for saddles - I'm always shopping for them it seems- and had my eye on a few different brands. Spending $4000+ on a jumping saddle I may or may not use that much wasn't appealing...)