Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
Today was cool and beautiful here in NC. In between my lessons, My mother/daughter students decided to practice their "other" riding. My MOM student has her 9 year old daughter in a vaulting program. I am not her vaulting coach, just her riding coach. In between times with her vaulting coach, mom lunges and helps her out. She is the smaller girl, at a competition where she won her division.
Well, they had Prince (a percheron/TB vaulting horse) tacked up and they dared me to try it. Oh, dear.........
No shoes allowed!!
So I get on and off we go at the walk. This is my first time so be kind!! LOL!
You want me to do WHAT??
Swinging up and tapping my feet together....oh, those abs!
Stand? Are you kidding me?
So prince is asked to trot!! When he goes too slow, I
get tapped on the BUTT with the lunge whip. SURE, I know you meant to get the horse....Just you wait until your next lesson....
Doing this at the trot was a LOT harder than I thought it would be.
NOPE, I am not going to stand up on this bouncy guy!
SO, they finally decide they have laughed at me enough. My other students on the sidelines who were snickering will have no stirrup work in their near future...
I can't believe how sore I am. I rediscovered some muscles
A less than perfect dismount.
Uh oh....Ima gonna suffer tomorrow!!
When you get a chance to do this, give it a try. We all had a fantastic time and I had no idea how much fun it was. Thanks, Prince, for not dumping my butt!!!