Monday, June 08, 2009
Back in the Saddle
This weekend was a stellar weekend for me. Mainly because my daughter, who is the horsewoman, was here and rode my horse. I haven't been on him since last summer and he's pretty darn green. So rather than get on and risk getting tossed off, I waited until someone else "warmed" him up. And I'm glad I did. He did a few crow hops in the beginning, but she knows what she's doing and said I was lucky, he "gave himself away ". When he is about to pitch a fit, you can feel him stiffen. So I know to grab the horn.
She put him through some things and had me get on and copy the instructions she taught him. I'm hoping to take an hour a day from here on out and work him. It's hours he needs on him. Then I won't need a younger, lither body to ride him before I get on.
Friday, I received my copies of Miner in Petticoats. There's just something about holding the book in your hand that makes the whole endeavor feel real.
How was your weekend?