Soon To Ride Again
I had taken around a year and a half of lessons four or five years ago, when I was eleven and twelve, and then I took refresher lessons two years ago. But since then, I've ridden once. I still know how to ride (I had a good instructor), I don't own my own horse, but I'm hoping to "lease" a horse at a local stable. I'm going to somehow wheedle my parents into agreeing, and then I'm going to be heading out there every day. But, before I actually begin working with the horse, is there anything I need to do in order to get ready?
I'm dieting (having gained a lot of weight in the past few years), and exercising, but horseback riding is a lot more strenuous then stairs. Any suggestions?
I want to be able to get up on that horse and ride, but truly be able to work with the horse. I'll let you guys know where the horse is in training so I can truly ask you about that...