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post #651 of 1508 Old 04-28-2012, 11:31 AM
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How long does it take for you to get to your horse?
Why is your horse so far away?

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post #652 of 1508 Old 04-28-2012, 07:59 PM
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I just bring over the 3 step mounting block and hop on. only takes a minute. he's so far away because I used to live out in his area and board him at a friend's house and can't afford to move him. (only paying $175/month and average in the area I live in is $1000/month) I love riding at the farm he's living at though. 100 acres with trails and the owners have been friends for 18 years (I was 12 when I met them!)
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post #653 of 1508 Old 04-28-2012, 11:16 PM
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oh that explains it
good for you

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post #654 of 1508 Old 04-28-2012, 11:30 PM
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I don't even get on my 14hh pony without using something. I am limber enough to get my foot in the stirrup, but it just seems ******ed to put all that pressure on the horses' withers when you don't have to....no matter how light you are. Why struggle? You are actually doing your horse a favor!
I would agree with you normally. However, I don't struggle to get in the saddle from the ground. I probably should have clarified. I spent several months doing work to rebuild my upper body strength. In that time I would always mount the mare from a wooden box we have that is about a foot tall. When I first decided to attempt mounting from the ground it was (admittedly) a struggle for a couple of seconds. After I was able to pull up, I think it just gave me a lot of confidence. Note: My saddle is bad about rolling. Even my riding partner who is a very lean man cannot mount it from the ground without counter balance. Therefore, when I get in the saddle, he puts weight in the opposite stirrup. After that first time, I can mount my mare as quickly and efficiently as anyone else. I don't struggle and haven't since that day.
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post #655 of 1508 Old 04-29-2012, 01:16 PM
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what are good upper body excercises that I can do

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post #656 of 1508 Old 04-29-2012, 01:39 PM
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what are good upper body excercises that I can do
I started by just getting back into a lot more physical activities (I now owned a stable, I had no choice haha). Our land has very dusty ground, and the stalls take a lot of work every day to keep clean. So basically, I was mucking out 6 stalls a day and also I began doing some arm exercises that my friend taught me as well as lifting some weights in my spare time.

In a month alone I could notice a lot of difference. I used to come home soooo sore, and now I have SO much more stamina and endurance and I only come home sore when I try something new. =)

Hope that helps a little.

I'm also dieting and want to start jogging on my land and hope to work up to running.
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post #657 of 1508 Old 04-29-2012, 09:05 PM
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I like seeing bigger people ride--they stick in the saddle better and look alot smoother than the skinny little things.
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post #658 of 1508 Old 04-30-2012, 12:22 PM
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I always get cramps when I mount. A long time ago I learned to just get on then stand in the sturps until then went away.
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post #659 of 1508 Old 04-30-2012, 12:31 PM
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ummm, kinda wondering what being brave has to do with anything. but here goes.
Gorgeous horse Joe, love the coloring.
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post #660 of 1508 Old 04-30-2012, 12:33 PM
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Riding on our acreage.



You look fantastic, Redgate. I know how you feel I'm not brave enough to post lol
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