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Cinnys Whinny 03-13-2012 12:52 PM

and we have LIFT OFF!!
 
I am so proud of myself!! I've been working so hard at getting fitter so I can be a better rider for Cinny. I haven't necessarily lost weight, but I am becoming more tone, more able to "float" over his back instead of pound on it, etc. Been working on my core and my legs, I've graduated to what I call "toddler squats." Basically I can now do squats while holding my toddler as he often wants to be held while I'm trying to work out, and he's about 30 pounds.

But the best thing in the world has happened. Something I haven't been able to do since 1992. I can mount my horse without a mounting block! Yes, I can put my foot in the stirrup and lift myself up and over with minimal effect on Cin. Trust me, you pull him just a little "off" and the sucker will take off. No, he stands quietly and looks back at me as if to say "good going mom, does this mean more trail rides?"

All that work is paying off....yay

karebear444 03-13-2012 12:58 PM

Congrats! That is an accomplishment I would like to make soon, I can mount from the ground on my friend's horse because she is shorter. I have yet to be able to do that on my horse on a regular basis. I will keep trying.

mls 03-13-2012 01:11 PM

Awesome!

tinyliny 03-13-2012 02:54 PM

Im happy for you, and ashamed of myself! good for you, though, seriously.

Cacowgirl 03-13-2012 05:52 PM

Congrats! Being able to mount up like that is freeing.

Country Woman 03-16-2012 10:42 PM

congratulations
I wish I could do that again mount from the ground

SorrelHorse 03-16-2012 11:04 PM

:rofl: I'm 105 lbs and I still can't mount anything over 13.3hh without a block! :rofl:

Congratulations!!!

Country Woman 03-17-2012 03:49 AM

When i was younger I could mount from the ground
but no more

VT Trail Trotters 03-17-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SorrelHorse (Post 1411610)
:rofl: I'm 105 lbs and I still can't mount anything over 13.3hh without a block! :rofl:

Congratulations!!!

You short? Im 5' 11" and 170lbs and if i tried to mount Jack the horse whos 16hh i could do it! Im not flexible and if i had to from the left side, i cant cause of my knee. I barely can get my leg over the saddle, i skim him rump when i do.

SorrelHorse 03-18-2012 01:05 AM

VT, I'm 5'2'' lol


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