I don’t know why I don’t do more blogs the lord knows I love to talk. Maybe because it takes a little through before I speak or I am not really speaking at all just putting down some thoughts. Whatever the reason I am just not putting the time in that maybe I could or should. With that said…here goes.
As most of you know Horses are my passion…and I only have been back in a position to handle them and enjoy them for a couple of months. Prior to that I was laid up for quite a long time recovering from one problem or another. In all this lying up I managed to put on a number of pounds that are not only causing me to be uncomfortable but they distract from almost all aspects of my life. I am trying so hard to lose some of the weight but it is not coming off as easy as it came on. Then …I started to think in reality it took me almost 5 years to gain 70 lbs waiting on knee replacements and another year I put on 40 lbs while bed ridden after the car accident. It’s been just 5 months since I have been walking at all. In that time I have not only managed to walk…but I walk without any aids. I am not out there jogging but I am not using a crutch, walker, or even a cane. I have been able to drop 19 lbs of the 40 I just gained…so that in itself I should consider a winning factor.
Maybe I am looking at this wrong. Instead of the cup half full maybe I should be thinking half empty. I mean…I am thinking it is taking forever, but then again 5 months and moving is very substantial if I really look at it right. With that said….check this out.
I spent the day Sunday going trail riding….I managed to do something I thought I would not be or want to do again. I managed to get upon an unbroken horse..well she is broke but is a wild cat…in her own right. She is a strong mover and has a temper. She is close to 1000lbs of pure muscle….that against my 280…out of shape no muscle form was not something I wanted to picture. But, as they say a picture can replace 1000 words. So I have a few pictures to share with you. NO LAUGHING OR APPLAUDING PLEASE!
Savanna willing to work the horse before I mount her.
Youngest Grand Daughter making sure....the horse is lunged properly.
It takes time to do things right.
I was not taking any chances...she lunges both ways.
Ok...there I am with the help of the oldest Granddaughter trying to set my balance. Keeping my feet down was a work out on this horse but over all she did better than I expected her to. At least she didn't buck, rear or take off.
Maybe it was my big butt that kept her on the ground. What ever the reason I was thankful and found an even balance with her.
Balance came with my feet down...toes up and a straight back. Don't worry its there you just can't see it for the fat getting in the way.
Ok...I've had enough for the day with this horse...my legs are hurting not to mention my ankle and knees. I am not giving up through...my grand-daughter made me promise to get back on her WEDNESDAY. God, I hope it's pouring on Wednesday. I did get to jog a bit, and canter. I can't post...my ankle and knees won't let me...so I have to sit the jog. Lord give me strength.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.