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        04-28-2012, 12:31 PM
    How long does it take for you to get to your horse?
    Why is your horse so far away?
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        04-28-2012, 08:59 PM
    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!)
        04-29-2012, 12:16 AM
    Oh that explains it
    Good for you
        04-29-2012, 12:30 AM
    Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
    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 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.
        04-29-2012, 02:16 PM
    What are good upper body excercises that I can do
        04-29-2012, 02:39 PM
    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    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.
        04-29-2012, 10:05 PM
    I like seeing bigger people ride--they stick in the saddle better and look alot smoother than the skinny little things.
        04-30-2012, 01:22 PM
    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.
        04-30-2012, 01:31 PM
    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    ummm, kinda wondering what being brave has to do with anything. But here goes.
    Gorgeous horse Joe, love the coloring.
        04-30-2012, 01:33 PM
    Originally Posted by Red Gate Farm    
    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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