Monday, March 21, 2011

I Rode Today

So, I rode today! First time since last April.

It was fun, it was short (only about 15 minutes saddle time) we walked and trotted and turned and whoa-ed and it was all rusty and awkward but right at the same time.

My little mare has really calmed down a lot. Today is Monday, and I'd only just groomed her a few times in the last week - no longing or handwalking yet we still had a nice quiet first ride back. Felt good.

5 comments:

Christine said...

WOW!! THERE YOU ARE!! :D Great that you're riding again!! Look forward to hearing/seeing more from you!

Caitlin said...

Oh that's so exciting. You had a much smoother ride than my first ones up with Rose after she had some serious down time. I can't wait to start reading about your adventures again. Look forward to reading more!

Nicole said...

Thank you for your kind words!

I am pretty shocked that anyone is even still reading anymore - it has been so long since I posted!

I'm not making any guarantees that I'm officially "back" - but I hope so!

Endurance Granny said...

Yay! Glad you are back in the saddle!

I'm probably riding one day on the weekend at the park each week if you feel like riding a loop...come on down!

~E.G.

Nicole said...

E.G. - I may just have to take you up on that! We'll see - I loaned off my breast collar and I'm not sure I want to do much hills without one. But really there's only the one I can remember on trail A that would be worrisome towards the end. I saw your iris post - they are GORGEOUS!