GOING FOR A RIDE

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. πŸ™‚

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.

2015 October 11 Diamond ready to be unsaddled after my first ride in over a year (1)

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.

2015 October 11 Diamond ready to be unsaddled after my first ride in over a year (2)

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!

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23 responses to “GOING FOR A RIDE

  1. I grew up in the city and never rode anything that wasn’t dead broke or privately owned. When we moved to the country and I got my first equine, a mule, I quickly found out I didn’t know as much as I thought I did about riding! But I love my horses and donkey. Got too many, but I love them. πŸ™‚

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  2. Laughing! I can just picture K9 tilting his head! Maybe he was trying to figure out what the fuss was about at the end of the video. It is good to be on the back of a horse again. I just need to keep the weight down so I can ride longer. πŸ™‚

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  3. Brilliant video, K9 was really intrigued by your accent when I played it, I thought his head was going to fall off as he was tilting it sooo much, great to see you back on Diamond πŸ™‚

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  4. I did ride a little again this afternoon. For about 20-25 minutes this time. She was feeling kind of fussy and was trying to trot a lot, or run back to her buddies. So I am a little sore in the back this time, but we will get in sync if we keep at it. I hope! πŸ˜€

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  5. I found my boots! Better wear them around the house and get my feet used to them. My legs should be ok as I’m on my feet 10 hours a day. Just worried about saddle sores.

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  6. Hopefully it will be like riding a bike. Well, I can’t do that very well any more! πŸ™‚ Just be prepared for some sore leg muscles. It will be fun I am sure. Good luck and have fun.

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  7. LOL, That’s what I thought. But you hung on. I’m going riding for the first time in years next week. Pretty excited to see if I can remember how! πŸ˜‰

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  8. Yes, she started to trot and I wasn’t prepared. I usually have two hands on the reins since she is kind of head strong. The camera was in my right hand that should have been on the reins. It is my stronger hand. She did well all in all. It was good to be back in the saddle.

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