Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
The Drought is Over—At Least for Now
And all this rain is messing up my riding.
We were in a drought this summer, getting just enough rain to keep the grass growing somewhat and keep some of the crops from dying, but the ponds, lakes, streams and rivers were down several inches. Our local river, the Rocky River, lived up to…Continue
Posted on October 3, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
Today is a Cool, Dank and Rainy Day
As was yesterday. When I got up on Friday it was raining, with a pretty cool breeze. I debated about going riding, after all the weather radar showed that there would be a break in the rain by the time for my ride on Mia. But my body said NO since I had spent the earlier part of the week on multiple doctor visits trying to get ready for trying the new, to me, MS drug Gilenya, and I was feeling quite run down. Then I thought about Mia, thirty…Continue
Posted on September 26, 2015 at 3:30pm
The Changing Seasons Always Mess Up My Riding
Some mornings are cooler, and then other mornings are warmer. Which breeches and shirts should I choose? If my clothes make me feel too cool my muscles start moving slowly and it takes me more effort to move. If my clothes make me feel too warm everything gets worse, balance, coordination, timing, and my stamina disappears. The worst are the mornings that start out cool and then rapidly heat up, oh my, whatever can I do so I can…Continue
Posted on September 19, 2015 at 1:30pm
Last Saturday, after reflecting on how good it felt to ride in my Crosby again I decided to ask Shannon if she would let me use my dressage saddle on Cider. I had used my dressage saddle on Cider many years ago, before I got my Wintec Wide and EZ-Fit saddles. Cider and I were only making teeny-tiny improvements during our rides the last few months and I was getting frustrated while Cider essentially plodded around the ring. Shannon and I discussed this a little, and…Continue
Posted on September 12, 2015 at 3:00pm
First, some very good news, Mia did not cough at all when I rode her on Tuesday! Mia is looking chirpier and she is ignoring every previous trigger for coughing fits. I am still just walking her to build her up gradually from her 6 weeks of sick leave, but Mia no longer acts as if she is waiting for death. And what caused this big change? The remedies just helped her get the phlegm out of her lungs, what REALLY helped her was that Debbie could not find any round bales to…Continue
Posted on September 6, 2015 at 4:00pm