I Finally Rode with my English Saddle last Sunday!
I purchased my English saddle (complete setup) over a year ago and never got to use it. Well, I decided that my new horse, Sky, is going to be my horse that I learn English on. Wow! Is she a little spitfire! Nothing that can't be worked with, but she has a beautiful prance, trot and she has beautiful spirit. I can see her being a beautiful dressage horse, no problem. I couldn't figure out the saddle at all. I have a cinch that is hard to cinch up, and I had it on all wrong (never having done it before) and was lucky that an instructor was out giving instructions that day, I took full advantage of it. I paid her for a lesson at the end of all of her help. I was glad to. Because I finally got to ride English for a day and it felt great. I am so excited. I can't wait to go back out. I will be a while though. My fibromyalgia is acting up, which led to my back tightening up and I now have a sprained back (just from getting up from a chair!) it sucks. I can barely move, walk or sit. I am on huge pain killers and they will just barely touch the pain. Can you believe my luck? I am starting to take my life a little more seriously now, I'm getting older, and need to do my exercises daily (after I heal) like my specialist told me to do, so this doesn't happen again. Heck, I have too much to do. I have started my daily vitamins (like a good girl) and my calcium too. Because this way I am now, I am useless to everyone. I can't even go out and brush my horses this way. Pooh. But, I have alot of excitement built up inside of me and I can't wait. I want to go and take pictures of my horses, but I can't drive. But, when I can, you all hold on to your hats, because my horses are looking so beautiful! And where they are is awesome! Green pastures, just great. Oh, and my colt that I gave to a friend last year, well, he is back with us! My friend couldn't keep him anymore, so she sold him to the lady that I am boarding with! So, I will get to watch him grow up! He is getting to be quite the big boy. I will take pictures of him too. Sorry for the book this has turned out to be, I am just so excited. Thanks for listening.