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  • Pains when riding horseback for the first time
  • Riding a horse for the first time in a long time

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    09-14-2013, 11:23 PM
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

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    09-15-2013, 01:16 AM
Aw he looks gorgeous, sounds like you had a lot of fun!
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    09-15-2013, 02:01 AM
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You look perfectly at home in that saddle. What a neat rider and cute horse. Reins look just right.
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    09-15-2013, 02:07 AM
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
Welcome back in the tack! You guys look fantastic. Hopefully no more injuries in the near future for either of you.

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