As I stated before, I joined a local TOPS club to help me lose weight. I have been walking more and I had set a mini goal for myself to get to a certain weight before getting on my horse again. I haven’t exactly gotten to that goal yet. I have gotten to within 3-4 pounds, but decided that I was wasting too many good days to not ride. I haven’t ridden for over a year, maybe more. Neither me nor Diamond is in really good shape for long riding yet. I didn’t ride too long this first time. Just 10-15 minutes. Diamond did pretty well about not giving me too much trouble so I let her off easy. And my legs and backside was saying not too much at once. 🙂
I wouldn’t usually try to take pictures from Diamond’s back, let alone a video. But, right before I was done for the evening, we went to the pen and Diamond was standing quietly by the fence, so I got my phone out and took a short video. While still on her back. Kind of a funny ending since I was trying to juggle reins and camera.
Diamond is ready to get unsaddled and back to her buddies. Mainly Wrangler. He’s her stud muffin. Uh, or so she wishes.
And here, as you can see since I am totally starving her to death, she is trying to get to some luscious grass she is not supposed to have too much of.
It really felt good to be back on a horse again. It has been too long. And since I feel a lot better since using the CPAP, and losing some pounds, I am wanting to get back to riding. I don’t do too much long distance riding. There is about a 4 mile square around the neighborhood that I would like to start riding again. Trouble is there is a lot of gravel and it hurts Diamond’s feet. I am checking into some horse boots to use when riding. I don’t ride enough to justify the cost of horseshoes. And I like the natural hoof. Enjoy your week.
Stay Safe and God Bless!