Sorry to hear you had to have oral surgery, but glad to hear you'll be riding this weekend! Sounds like Bodie is coming along nicely.
My guy is off. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_frown.gif He got a nasty cut on the middle of his neck (right where the rein would rest) and we're giving him some time to heal. I'm so antsy having not ridden for a week, it's hard to believe I went 5 years without it. LOL!
I (rerider of 9 months) am barraged with work and preparations for an upcoming move, and can't make it to the barn these days. I think I am addicted because I think about it a lot when I can't go.
The good news is that I am moving to a horsier area... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
Jakeable, yes Bodie is progressing. We will see how that 10 minutes goes tday. That is double the 5 minutes he has been doing. I have not trotted since March?? so 10 minutes will be torture. Sorry your horse cut his neck!! Is he on the mend?
Traveler, are you an offical rerider? If so welcome. i agree riding a horse is not like bike riding. But I used to ride a bike pretty well and now I would be more chicken. What ride with no hands? NO way.
Equiphile, glad to meet another rerider. Good luck with moving to the horsey country. You are addicted so give in. LOL
Irish Ei's, are you still smiling? How is your horse. How is that rest thing going. Is he climbing the walls etc.
Thanks for keeping me posted. Where are the rst of you reiders. Hopefully you are out having a great time and not at work like me.
One previously chicken=livered rerider checking in...I moved my horse to a training barn and I am really enjoyig riding with the instructor. Somehow it gives me that extra confidence that someone is there if I get dumped. I am also learning Dressage, which has been both incredibly humbling and fun.
I do catch myself telling my daughter about the 'old days' when I really did ride for real...every day, Pony Club, showing, etc. No fear, just lots of fun. Sigh. Then I turned 30, had a few kids, took a few nasty falls....
Don't think I'm an official rerider (not sure?) but have recently started back after 13 years so I guess I can check in. Right now just doing a little walk/trot with my 3 yr old.. when I can... which is like never these days. I think I have 7 official rides under my belt since May. I've been launched 3 times, though. I'm a victim of spooky mare instant dismount syndrome (SMIDS). http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif
Well, OK, I rode for 30 minutes on Monday and did not suffer from SMIDS (she thought a doe & fawn were coming to eat her but I stayed on - Yippeeeee!!). Today I'm swamped with work which looks like it'll carry me on through the weekend. (whine: and I just farmed out BOTH kids this weekend too! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...ilies/sigh.gif )
Hi all - checking in. I am passing on the horse I have been leasing this weekend. Kinda sad, I am going to ride her one last time tomorrow. Her new mom takes over on Sunday. As many of you know, I just bought a new horse, who becomes mine on August 17 (he's on lease right now). So, I am going to just hang out for two weeks, maybe take a couple of lessons on safe school horses. Then my trainer and I will be getting serious - the goal is to move up to Adult Amateurs next year. Hope everyone has a good weekend!
My new mantra - \"Life is too short not to eat ice cream.\"
Sore throat, have to work tomorrow, so fellow rerider Horsey Nurse rode mine today. I will try to ride tomorrow, but it's likely to be Sunday. Better be getting back in shape as my second show (of my "second riding career" is on August 15, then I have my first lesson with the new trainer on Aug 26th. Gulp!
Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.
My mom, a fellow re-rider, is getting ready for her first show EVER!! She will be riding 2 Intro Dressage tests. She is so excited. I will have her sign on later to chit chat with other re-riders about show nerves and such. Oh and momma if you are reading when is your dressage going to be, huh? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif
Finally moved my horse to dressage barn-today was his first day. He seemed to be doing fine-eating/drinking/pooping. etc.
I did ride him today though I had not planned on it. He did fine-lunged him first. Found out from barn owner he has cow hocks and this isn't good.(I was verry ignorant when I bought him-so no preaching please) Has anyone else dealt with this? She is unsure how much of a factor this will be in retraining him-trainer is away at a show. If his hocks fuse this may make things easier on him? I confess she gave me a lot of info on how he was moving and compensating and why and most of it went right over my head.
But ride was ok-I need to remember to stay back and not lean forward! And I am going to be taking lunge line lessons soon to work on my seat.
\"It is never too late to be what you might have been\"
I rode bareback today, with just a halter and lead. Forgot how fun that could be. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif I rode the little guy I am leasing, and he was great once he figured out what I wanted. Gave me a wonderfully smooth little trot that really helped me forget my troubles.
I am a rerider after 20 years. I love reading what all you folks do, because it makes me feel so not alone. In some of my lessons, the parents watching the kids in my lesson are younger than I am.
Anyway, I am going to my second show in September (I have to be away through part of August). It is at Pebble Beach, which will be especially exciting because all my life I have wanted to show there, and now I finally get to.
Good Monday Morning. Great to hear from you all. There are some new faces in the crowd. Yeah. Strike up the band, I rode Big Bodie 2 days in a row. I am only slightly sore but it feels good. Bodie did not attempt to plant me elsewhere but I was nervous. He is a big ole horse that can get way up in the air or just plain change directions at will. It is hard when all you can do is trot. He bursts into a spooky fit and you cannot gallop off. I put a martingale on just to hold on to. Call it my trotting strap. Got to get back to work.
Hey Elizabeth, we are riders who are generally riding again. I rode as a Junior for 10 years and have been officially reriding for 10 years with that 15 year hiatus in between. Oh no I just aged myself terribly. Join us in celebrating reriding and having a great horsey time. Are you a rerider?