The bad news is that I got bucked off, first ride in our new arena! Boo! I just got carried away; I was so happy to be really riding again. I told myself Paj and I would just do a little arena orientation on the first day. And so we started walking around the track, then across the diagonals. That went so well, we picked up a trot and added 20 meter circles. Paj offered a nice big canter and I let him. It was round and soft and exuberant. A little too exuberant; the next instant I was sailing through the air. You'd think I'd know better, but like I said, I just got carried away. It's the first time in 24 years I've been bucked off. What I really feel bad about (besides being an idiot) is causing David so much extra work doing all the chores solo for a bit. Oh boo.