Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
I’m Back Up on Tercel
Debbie finally got back and I got to ride Tercel again. It had been six weeks since I got up on his back and I was curious/anxious/excited to see how the long break would affect our relationship, especially since I was planning on introducing him to my ear bonnet and fly whisk. Tercel is super happy to have Debbie back. Wednesday the weather was wonderful, spring mornings are simply marvelous here in North Carolina, it was cool enough so I could wear my…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2015 at 12:22pm
Hope Springs Eternal
I love spring. As I sit in my bed typing this, a cool breeze is wafting, bringing in the wonderful, sweet honeysuckle scent from the over exuberant vegetation outside my bedroom window. The dawn chorus of bird song has replaced the nighttime toad/frog and insect chorus, right now it is in the high 60s F, but it will be in the low 80’s F, the heat and humidity is starting to come back here.
For my birthday my husband gave me enough money for…Continue
Posted on May 9, 2015 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments
The Simple Pleasures of Life
I am greatly encouraged by my physical progress now. Knock on wood; I seem to finally be recovering from my 16 month old MS exacerbation. I had been recovering last summer, but then I got appendicitis 9 months ago and that really set me back, but now I seem to be making progress each week, miniscule progress each week but it adds up over the months! My walking is stronger though I still have a tendency to stagger, I have been able to do a LITTLE…Continue
Posted on May 2, 2015 at 10:14am — 1 Comment
The Heron is Back
I did not get to ride Cider last week, it rained.
So on Tuesday I called up Debbie to see who I would be riding for my lesson on Wednesday, and I found out she was still up at her mother’s and I would not get my lesson. At least I found out before I got to the stable with the wrong tack.
I just got to ride Mia this week. Luckily both rides were with ideal spring weather, sort of cool in the mornings (upper 40’s F), sunny, and rapidly…Continue
Posted on April 25, 2015 at 11:42am — 1 Comment
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