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        08-07-2012, 06:58 PM
    Yay CW!!!

    Not only did you get to ride but you rode in a type of saddle that you have never tried..and you were successful!! I think this place is going to end up being a great fit for you. I look forward to hearing how you grow as a rider.
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        08-07-2012, 07:00 PM
    CW you look great! Such a huge smile! Congrats! It's finally happening for you.
        08-07-2012, 07:09 PM
    Bye the way I have ridden in an English saddle 20 years ago
    Yes this is going to be a great fit for me
        08-07-2012, 08:42 PM
    CW - I am so thrilled to see you riding! You and Ben look awesome together! I'm also just loving that you rode English...not that I am biased or anything.
        08-07-2012, 08:42 PM
    Country Woman I am so happy to see you on Big Ben! What a great horse and rider team you make.
        08-07-2012, 08:44 PM
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Hi everyone
    I went for my lesson today
    When I got there Ben was tacked up in an English saddle
    I thought about that, First we tried the mounting block
    But I had never mounted a horse with an English saddle before
    So I went to the ramp I got on it felt good
    We first walked around the arena then we went on a diagonal
    Then I got to trot I even tried posting
    My trainer Alex was surprised I knew how to post
    We then went outside to walk around
    Then I went inside and was asked to dismount I was a little scared
    At remembering what happened before with Belle
    So I took my right foot out of the stirrup then I had help swinging my leg
    Over and took my left foot out then slid down to the ground
    Awesommmmmmeeeeeee!!!!! Ben and you both look great! Congratulations! It looks like a nice facility, too!
        08-07-2012, 08:52 PM
    So I have tried to catch up on all these posts since Saturday, whew that was a lot to catch up on! Lets see if I can remember now everything I wanted to say...

    Susan - Sophie looks fabulous, I can't wait to hear how she does on Friday, but I do have a feeling she is going to perform perfectly for you. Good luck!!

    Stan - I will go have a look at the flooring of the trailer, but I would think if it was slippery the other two horses would have had issues too. ?? But will go check it out and get it wet and see what it's doing up front where Kes rides (since she's the biggest, tee hee hee)

    Sinnabun - Welcome! I love your horse, and that you worked out your issues and have created a great bond with her. Your post title just says it all, and I know exactly what you mean by second childhood, I feel like a kid again every time I ride.

    Welcome to the other new 40 and over friends!!

    Can't remember all I wanted to say, sorry to all I missed, and thank you all for your sweet words. I really am proud of my mare for her performance, she is exactly the show horse I knew she would be. Just got to get the trailer issues worked out.

    Went and hand walked her today, farrier can't come til tomorrow morning. Fetlocks are swollen, she's quite sore all over. Gave her Bute, will go cold hose her tonight. Luckily, she knows a horse masseuse, and enjoyed quite a long rub down this afternoon.
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        08-07-2012, 09:03 PM
    CW, just had to say congrats! Isn't it funny how we go thru trials and tribulations and think, when will it happen? God then grants us a wonderful blessing. If you had not been disappointed by your trial with Belle, you may never have met Big Ben! God's speed! Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow.
        08-07-2012, 09:08 PM
    Thank you I enjoyed riding English none of the horses
    Knows how to neck rein
    I may try to ride with a western saddle though
    But you have more contact with the horse this way
    Next time Marc is going to take more pictures and a video too
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        08-07-2012, 09:31 PM
    CW! I'm speechless. This is just FABULOUS!
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