Originally Posted by NickerMaker71
Just bought my first Kindle book.....Tao of Equus. Has anyone read it? My riding instructor recommended it! Can't wait to try it as well as reading a book on my tablet....not sure if I will like it....
I read a lot, so Brad kindly bought me a kindle, it was a sweet and thoughtful gift, but I don't care for it. I like a real book. I even like the smell of books. So I 'lost' it, so I can keep buying books. It's hiding in my dresser.
Have not read that book, and yes it was a stupid amount of food. I don't think there is enough left for them all to have lunch though. Teen boys, EAT!
Originally Posted by Critter sitter
Alex it's a western lol there are 2 ones a roper ther other a trail
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Any there you go talking that other language again.
I don't know if I have shared my western riding experience before here.
I used to work at a therapeutic riding barn for disabled kids and adults. I think of the owner of the place as a Dad figure to me, I love the angry little Italian man to death. Once he knows you are not an idiot, he softens, and is the kindest soul I have ever met.
Anyway he got a new horse donated to him, on a trial. BO is in his 80s, so rides rarely now. Someone else rode the horse to test it, but they are not much of a jumper. I was called away from my chores to get on the horse and jump it. OK - no worries, I can do that.
As I landed I must have moved my hands slightly and the beast spun, like out of control, totally unexpected spin as it was western trained and apparently I asked for that accidentially.
I still don't know how I asked for that, other than I must have jerked my hands a little, and I am on my rear end feeling sore watching the horse leave me and go for the gate.
That's the only time I have ridden a western horse, and I am not in a hurry to do that again.
I don't understand why those horses respond so fast, and so severe.
So thanks but no thanks.
The worst part of the story, there was a kids baseball game happening in the adjoining field, not owned by the BO. Some of the Moms were bored, and so wandered over to the property line to watch the horse being ridden. Oh joy! As they were just Mom's and so I would assume, not horsey, they shreeked when I hit the dirt. I lay there for a second, cursing, and then had to wave to them to show them I was ok. Sigh.
That's the only time I have fallen off as an adult (touch wood).