I finally got on my horse!! This is only the second time I've been on him since last July. The first time was a couple of months ago and was only for about a minute. Today I rode twenty minutes. There isn't much to say because all we did was walk around, with a couple of short trots and some work on backing up with his head down. He felt good. Not lame at all, although his stifles are a bit stiff. The lack of riding hasn't helped his loose stifles. He was a bit looky, but didn't spook. There aren't a lot of horses that you can hop on bareback in a halter after seven months of no riding, so I was proud of him even though we didn't do much. I'm so happy to be back to riding!
It was late so the pictures aren't great. I had a really bad headache and a crick in my neck, but it actually wasn't raining so I decided I better just jump on. If I keep waiting for the perfect riding weather I won't ride all winter... oh and don't judge me on how filthy he is!! I didn't have time to groom him before I rode or it would have been full dark by the time I got on!
Sniffing the cat.
Sorry for the short post. Hopefully I'll have more interesting stuff to post about soon. Just waiting on that longer daylight.... I hope you guys are all having fun and doing well. I'll try to get caught up on blogs. I'm so behind it seems impossible, but I'll keep trying.