First Ride in a Long Time!
   

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

First Ride in a Long Time!

This is a discussion on First Ride in a Long Time! within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Riding a horse for the first time in a long time

Like Tree10Likes
  • 7 Post By mudpie
  • 1 Post By konie
  • 2 Post By tinyliny

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-14-2013, 11:23 PM
  #1
Yearling
First Ride in a Long Time!

Mudpie tore his suspensory ligament in January, and I hadn't ridden a horse in six months up until yesterday. I've been riding since I was five years old and that was the longest I'd ever gone without riding a horse. When I don't ride, I get really depressed, so it wasn't all that fantastic. XD

I got to go on a short trail ride on a horse I hadn't ridden since I was 9 years old. The last ride I remember involved a mountain lion, him bolting, and me getting scraped off by a tree, but it's safe to say I wasn't too terribly fazed by that experience. XD

It was really weird because I'm so woefully out of shape, and haven't ridden western in years. >.> He very strictly neck reins, and stops off of your seat alone, so I was floundering a bit for a while. XD But he's a heck of a mountain horse, and a total sweetheart, so we worked through it without any casualties. (even though my reins were too short and I kept forgetting to neck rein)

Ladies and gentlemen, Snickers (named after my favorite candy bar when I was the tender age of seven). XD

     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-15-2013, 01:16 AM
  #2
Foal
Aw he looks gorgeous, sounds like you had a lot of fun!
mudpie likes this.
     
    09-15-2013, 02:01 AM
  #3
Super Moderator
You look perfectly at home in that saddle. What a neat rider and cute horse. Reins look just right.
mudpie and konie like this.
     
    09-15-2013, 02:07 AM
  #4
Yearling
Thanks! :) He's in pretty good shape for an old man, isn't he? ;)

Every time I ride, I have this excruciating pain on the outside of my right leg from my ankle up to roughly the middle of my calf, and usually I can just sort of tune it out to a certain extent, but this time it was quite present. I'm not sure if it's because I haven't ridden in so long or if my pain tolerance has just decreased, but I'll figure it out. :) It was barely weight bearing when I got off, but it didn't give out. So that's good? XD

Snickers was extremely tolerant. :) I forgot what it was like to ride a horse that could handle hills without fishtailing *cough* Mudpie *cough* sideways.
     
    09-18-2013, 08:20 PM
  #5
Showing
Welcome back in the tack! You guys look fantastic. Hopefully no more injuries in the near future for either of you.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how long to ride for first ride of the season Mama26kids Trail Riding 6 05-10-2013 09:06 PM
Long time listener, first time caller :) AgileOllie Horse Conformation Critique 6 12-28-2012 08:04 AM
Long time gone... but never forgotten **LONG** mysticdragon72 Horse Memorials 4 01-13-2011 09:21 PM
It's been a LONG time! sinsin4635 Trail Riding 5 08-29-2010 10:31 AM
hello, been a long, long time. jwhisperj Meet the Community 11 03-02-2009 11:20 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0