First Ride in a Long Time! - The Horse Forum
  • 7 Post By mudpie
  • 1 Post By konie
  • 2 Post By tinyliny
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 09-14-2013, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 1
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

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!
mudpie is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 09-15-2013, 01:16 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
Aw he looks gorgeous, sounds like you had a lot of fun!
mudpie likes this.
konie is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 09-15-2013, 02:01 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,022
• Horses: 2
You look perfectly at home in that saddle. What a neat rider and cute horse. Reins look just right.
mudpie and konie like this.
tinyliny is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 09-15-2013, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 1
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.

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!

Last edited by mudpie; 09-15-2013 at 02:11 AM.
mudpie is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 09-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,251
• Horses: 2
Welcome back in the tack! You guys look fantastic. Hopefully no more injuries in the near future for either of you.
my2geldings is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

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

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome