Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
I Really Tried to Make My Leg Muscles Sore
During my two rides this week I worked on my gripping muscles. Of course, before I work on my gripping muscles, I have to make sure that I do not end up squeezing myself out of the saddle. Concentrating on keeping my heels and my knees down, I did succeed at practicing gripping with my calf without ruining the basic security of my seat.
Sunday was a marvelous day to ride Cider, my only complication is that I accidentally took Mia‘s…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:32am
I Just Got to Ride Mia Last Week
Last week was sort of frustrating. When I called Shannon to ride on Sunday she told me that she and her husband had to finish a job, and since they run their own business I understood, small businesses depend on their reputations. Good ones get the job done. Then Debbie called me Tuesday to tell me I could not have my lesson because they were going to give all their horses their spring shots Wednesday morning. Well, the small Dy’on blinkers I…Continue
Posted on April 4, 2015 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment
Last Sunday, when I was talking to Shannon about my latest problems with riding Tercel, I asked her if she had seen racing blinker hoods for sale nearby. She hadn’t, but then she remembered that she had an old “made up” driving bridle with blinkers that she had used for training ground driving with a horse she had sold many years ago. Shannon dug it out of her tack room, telling me the cheek pieces with the blinkers was supposed to be part of an old custom…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2015 at 1:00pm
My Back is Still Hurting
Spring is here! The Bradford Pears and Forsythia are blooming, and I can see the leaf buds are starting to swell. I hope it lasts for a while.
I did not have a very pleasant ride on Tercel. Grooming him was fine, I had almost no problems brushing his ears or putting the poll cap on. He was a little antsy when I started my lesson but we walked around the ring and he was not horrible--UNTIL--a rude duck flapped its wings just after we passed it. …Continue
Posted on March 21, 2015 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment