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At Least My Heels Are Down, Mostly

At Least My Heels Are Down, Mostly

I got to go ride again on Friday, and I even rode Willow off the lunge line for the first time. We stuck to walking only, and pretty slow walking at that, but it was really good. I wasn’t nearly as nervous as I had been on Thursday, although I’m still a little… it’s like … Continue reading

Getting Back on the Horse

I went a-riding. I rode Willow again because the instructor knows I like her, but she did point out that Willow is a difficult horse to ride. The thing I like about her is that she is so willing to work. You ask her to do something and she does it… you just have to … Continue reading

Spook and a Fall

This week, I officially let my old barn know I was switching. I’m going to miss some of the folks and definitely the horse I rode there, but this is for the best. This post is going to end up being the story of a fall, but first, I want to emphasize how much I … Continue reading

New Barn, Part Two

I had my second lesson at the new barn this week and I think it went pretty well. Willow has now met me twice; she’s still a little hmph about me at first but we’re getting along great. I haven’t known her long enough to fully trust her yet, either, but I think I will. … Continue reading

Trying a New Barn

As I mentioned in my first post on this blog, I’m considering changing barns. I still feel kind of bad about it, but much less so after I tried a lesson this week at a new barn. Wednesday evening, I changed into my breeches and tall boots (this always makes me feel happy) and headed … Continue reading

Cantering: No Longer a Can’t

I had a lesson last night. I wasn’t sure how it would go; I woke up way early to drop my husband off to go out of town, worked all day (and work is a new job, ergo totally overwhelming), then finally got out to the barn. I managed to get a 20 minute nap … Continue reading