show off

I LOVE learning to ride. I’ve been learning all sorts of things like how to put a bridle on, how to mount and dismount, how to steer the horse left or right, how to hold the reins, and how to post the trot, which it seems is a fundamental skill in English riding. This is really exciting for me because I’m finally learning coordination (heels down, back straight, hands holding reins low and tight) and rhythm (1-2-3-4, up out of the saddle, soft down, up, down, up, down). I love how my thighs ache the next day. I just love being around horses this much. I love how riding involves training for both the horses and humans to learn the same language.

I love that I’m learning something new.

I thought I’d share a picture of my riding helmet. I look like SUCH a dork in it haha.

I went through a little trouble finding a helmet. I must have tried 8 or 9 helmets that were all too small or too narrow before I tried this one. I never thought I had a particularly large head…

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2 thoughts on “show off

  1. This is so neat! How did you suddenly get into horseriding? It sounds like so much fun. Do you have a specific horse that you train with everytime?

  2. Haha I needed a new obsession. A friend of mine mentioned that Wheaton Park had trail rides and then there was no going back.

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