Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This was the storm clouds a couple of weeks ago.

Things have been pretty busy.   Along with working, I have been taking riding lessons to regain my confidence and seat.  I am doing a lot of bareback riding.  I tell you, that is hard work!  I stay on pretty good as long as they walk, then they pick up the trot and I do good for about 20 steps then I start to slide off.  It has only been 5 times of lessons.  I am slowly, gaining confidence and getting my seat.  I found the perfect barn, the lady is wonderfully nice, and she is pretty darn good for a lady in her 70's.   I have been learning a lot.  She will come and work with my horse and I, when I am ready to get to that point.  Right now it is I, that needs the practice and work!!

I have pretty much put weaving on the back burner for now, but I really need to get back at it.  I want to do a couple of shows this winter and I really have nothing to sell.  It has been too darn hot to work out in the barn, so I have held off working out there.  We took my air conditioner out and put it in the house.  So, there went my cool air.

Matt was gone for a couple of weeks, he was down in North Carolina.   So, some stuff at the farm was not done and now we have to hurry up and get some things done before the cold weather comes in to stay.  I just wonder, what kind of winter we are going to have this year!

Hope you are doing good, I keep up with most of you on facebook!  Take care and have a wonderful day.


Terry and Linda said...

Love your header and your photos! Fall is coming!


threecollie said...

I think you will be ever glad for the bareback lessons. There is nothing like an independent seat to give you confidence and make your horse more relaxed and comfortable. Good luck.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I used to only ride bareback because we were lucky to have a horse to ride, and never owned a saddle. I was a teenager was hard work then, but I loved it and in later years when we got a saddle I found it strange to get used to. Whatever way you chose to ride, it is a good thing! It is good to hear from you again! :)

Crystal said...

Yay riding lessons so perfect. I too am a terrible bareback rider I keep thinking I should practice more but its so much easier with a saddle. Fall will come soon and you can get back to weaving when its cooler

Shirley said...

Glad to hear you are taking riding lessons. I do ok bareback at the walk and trot but I'm chicken to try loping. The secret to riding the trot is to get your seat bones in timing with the corresponding shoulder on the horse.
Love the header photo!