Hi all! Wow, a lot of posting today!
Today was a very beautiful morning, so I just HAD to ride.
we,rode an hour through the woods, around the pond and back through the woods home. Since I rode this route, I took my dog with me...no worries of the road. It was a truly marvelous morning with my two best buddies.
I attached a pic...it think it turned out really cool! Not intentional at all! Those aRe the best.
TJ, the seat I was referring to was a seat cover of the saddle. I found it in the newest valley vet catalog. It's called luxury fleece western tush cushion
. There are others as well. Seriously considering it for myself. I use the fleece now, and for an hour ride its perfect, but more than that I hurt.
I too believe being in good shape is the key to good riding. I used to be a huge fitness freak, but once I was busy writing my book, that took,up my exercise time...
. I really need to get back into it. I've done stretching most of this week, and that is really helping my back. It needs to be a life long commitment for me with this hip replacement, so I NEED to get on the stick!!
Wild thing, I always talk to my horses while working with them. My parents taught me that. Lets them know where you are, and I think a gentle voice calms them. If I need to reprimand my horse, ( or students). I simply lower the pitch/ tone of my voice....I make it deep....they straighten right up!
My cooperating teacher taught me that eons ago....it's the best trick in the book!
Koolio, how's the school work? Are you excited yet? Great looking dog!!
CCG, so,happy to hear the happiness in your post.
TJ, had you considered an iPad rather than a kindle? This thing is THE best investment I've made in a long while!! My house is wireless, so that makes it nice, but it's basically my computer. WAY faster than my laptop, AND now I'm reading on it. I wonder if you could find the TAO of EQUUS used on amazon?
Tonight is my last night of freedom and quietness out at the barn. Mom and her DH have been gone. HE comes home tomorrow night. I've been loving it there by myself. It's so quiet and peaceful....I swear the goats and horses are way more relaxed when it's just us.... I might go out early to enjoy.
My big sis is coming into town tonight! I always enjoy sitting and chatting with her and my niece.
Well....that's all I have, and DH will be home shortly. So adios for now!