Thank you Spark People!!!!
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Yesterday I went to the stable with Serge, my hubby, he has 3 other horses besides our own to care for, so I thought I would give him a hand. One of the horses has a suspension injury to her leg and is not aloud to move around, and it was decided she should have hay 3 times a day. Her owner is on vacation for a few days and her daughter works and can only go at night. Another lady is on vacation and she asked us to put her mare out to pasture and another owner works and he puts her out to pasture also. So while he did that I brushed my mare, something I love doing. It is excellent therapy!. We also had a really hot and humid day yesterday.....so after I finished brushing, he saddled her up and then I went to watch him ride in our new arena. While I was watching I got the idea, that after all the exercises I have been doing, and that I was working on this one particular goal, I told Serge when he was finished, I might try to get on......I admit, it hurt like the Dickens (whatever that really means...) but I could work through the pain. I did not fall on her neck, unable to sit like the last time, I sat in the saddle, after some difficulty getting my leg over, it wasn’t that pretty....Serge had to put my feat in the stirrups because I couldn’t move them😉🤣 et voilà....
I only went twice around the arena, and she spooked at one point, happy to say I have not lost my reflexes or my ‘seat’ or balance, if you will......Serge had to help me get off, only to hold the mare.
You have someone who is very contented and even more motivated now. All thanks to Spark People and all of you❤️❤️