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JustDressageIt 02-23-2010 12:10 AM

First Ride Since Knee Surgery!!
I am almost bursting at the seams I am so ecstatic!! I "rode" -- haha!!

Linda, my lessee, lunged Denny first and got on him just to test the waters.... as you can see, he was a complete dolt. He's usually not like this on the lunge line, but he was very full of himself; it's the warm weather and the shedding and all that stuff. Yay spring!!
Anyways, so he was a bit of a dolt on the lunge and was quite spirited for Linda while he was under saddle for her. I insisted that I get on, though I was a tiiiny bit nervous. Tweaked the knee on the way up, but it felt SO good to be back in the saddle - oh my gosh. I'm still on cloud 9.
Denny, the saint that he is, wouldn't walk forwards for me. I had to KICK him to go forwards! He walked like he was on eggshells, one step at a time; it was SO cute!! Linda was laughing at how careful he was being - his ears were fixed on me and just step-pause-step-pause-step... oh I love that horse SO much.


charlicata 02-23-2010 12:13 AM

Congrats on getting back in the saddle. You look sooooo happy!!!

reining girl 02-23-2010 12:16 AM

yay allie! denny is such a handsome boy.

my2geldings 02-23-2010 12:22 AM

Nice arena! great riding pics as well. Will be nice to see riding photos when you're riding fully again.

omgpink 02-23-2010 12:23 AM

Aww congrats! Haha he is so funny. :)

Matty 02-23-2010 12:44 AM

Great pics. Congrats!

kmdstar 02-23-2010 12:45 AM

Congrats! Glad you got to ride, he looks so well behaved!

FGRanch 02-23-2010 12:55 AM

Right on, he looks awesome in his white boots!

It's funny seeing you in a dressage Saddle.

JustDressageIt 02-23-2010 01:09 AM

Thank you everyone!! I am just grinning from ear to ear!! :D :D

wordstoasong 02-23-2010 02:22 AM

Great pics, and congrats on getting back in the saddle!

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