BTW: Those two pictures are about a quarter second apart. I combined them a little while ago to show how "position" cannot be static, although the books always show it as one "perfect" moment in time!
Yes, when you posted recently about riding crooked or straight, I was wondering how many photos are sorted through before they are put online or in magazines.
Yeah...we all ride in a fixed, balanced state...all the time.
Especially dressage riders, they're the best.
Glad to hear I'm not the only one unnerved by a lowered head and neck. It can be perspective though - riding with a gal who only rode quarter horses, she said she felt like the Arab she was riding was about to rear because he carried his head so high.
Word is out that we are running an animal rescue...the dog was growling this morning when I took him out in the yard after work, because an opossum was in the yard. The opossum was gimping along on a bad front leg. Apparently he heard I would help him with it. Sadly, the wildlife rehab and my vet said that our state requires any oppossums brought in be euthanized. They are not a native species.
So what do you think we did? Brought him in to be euthanized?
Right. The vet said the opossum's leg might heal OK if he is kept safe and fed. We have a chain link dog run attached to the house that came with the house - we usually keep our kayaks in there. We put cardboard over most of the concrete, made a cave out of some dog kennels and put some plants and wood in there. So far he's eating everything I give him - cat food, carrots, sardines, blueberries, seeds, rat food.
Humans introduce an animal, then regret it. Not the opossum's fault. He's a gentle soul that gets rid of a lot of ticks and other pests in the garden. We'll see how he does, but at least he'll have a chance.