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Great JC Day

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

People say horses don't know and aren't like dogs. They certainly do. It had been about a month since I've seen JC. If this makes sense, the horse was actually happy to see us. Throughout grooming him to get him ready, he either had his head on mine or Brian's shoulder. I rode him terrible. My balance was way off. I think he put on some extra pounds because my legs weren't in the right place. He had every right to be upset with me and the way I was riding. Instead, when he got confused, he would just stop and turn and look at me as if he were saying, "Are you going to get it together yet?"

Everyone thinks riding a horse is easy and, even as riders, we take it for granted after a while that "anyone can do it." Don't do it for a while and you realize the muscle and skill it takes to stay with them.

I must add that he was my second workout of the day. This morning I did the Victoria challenge. My sparkcoach challenge was to get in extra movement today above and beyond the usual workout. I decided I might as well throw in JC and Victoria in the same day. I got quite the workout today and burned just about 1,000 calories.

I did learn a lesson that I will never go that long without riding again if I can help it. My horse is an absolute saint! I would have dumped me.

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  • 4CYNDI
    Yeah, it's funny what we "forget" when we're away from something we enjoy for awhile. Glad you and JC had fun.
    1928 days ago
    Glad that you both had a nice visit!
    1928 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I'm glad the weather cooperated and you were able to get out to see him. I know how much you enjoy the time with him, a month is far too long to go without.
    1928 days ago
    Good JC, being so patient with you! I sure miss riding, I would probably be a mess at it. It has been so long - since 1979 to be exact when we lived in TX and I sure love horses! JC is such a good looking horse!
    Good for you getting the extra exercise in!! emoticon
    1928 days ago
    I am so glad you got your JC time, it is good for the both of you!!!! JC is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I would love to learn how to ride!

    Ok, this may be a stupid question. What is the Victoria challenge??
    1929 days ago
    Oh, what a good boy! So glad that you got to spend time with him today! Yes, riding horses takes skill and balance, and that works the core muscles quite hard! So glad that you are enjoying him!
    1929 days ago
    JC is a saint (a beautiful one, too!) and yes, you need to make more time for him for your own sake. You're both so good for each other. Glad you had some great JC time. WooHoo!
    1929 days ago
    Your horse is absolutely beautiful! They are so smart aren't they? I have 7 horses and absolutely LOVE them!! My favorite is Rascal; he's an Arabian and I've been training him for four years now. He is level headed and sweet and I'm so blessed to have him!

    WOW on how many calories you burned! That is just AMAZING!!!! I'd much rather ride a horse than go for a jog!! And I know what you mean about not riding for a while; you cannot imagine the muscles you use until you don't use them for awhile!!

    God bless and keep up the great work!
    1929 days ago
    Horses are so beautiful! Thank you for posting the picture!
    1929 days ago
    JC loves you that's for sure, WTG on getting in those extra workouts. Hugs
    1929 days ago
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