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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh Yes I Did!

Guess what I did in the early misty morning??

I rode Boomer!  Oh yes I did!


David hopped on him yesterday, and he felt and looked good.  So I got on him this morning, and we had a nice walkabout.  The only problem was getting on and off.  Getting on was do-able with the help of a mounting block, but getting off was a challenge.  I sat there thinking "Now how the heck am I going to get off"?  I'm 5'4, Boomer's 18.2.
But with the help of David, the mounting block, and a very steady Boomer, I was able to slide off without using the arm too much.  Yah!  What a good boy!

If it wasn't for David's help, I'd still be on Boomer.

12 comments:

Canyon Girl said...

That made me long for the good old days on horseback. While living in Kent, England, I used to ride a horse named Everest. Good thing I'm 6 ft tall or I may have had a problem too.

About my hand, I was diagnosed with osteo (sp?) arthritis and prescribed an anti-inflammatory called Meloxicam, 15 mg. Number one side-effect: strokes and heart attacks, killer stomach problems, etc. It has helped after a month and a half, but I will not stay on this medicine much longer.

Flartus said...

There are worse places to be stuck than on top of a super-handsome, steady-Eddie horse, although Boomer might disagree after a while. In the third picture, it looks like you're kind of pushing him over a little--those 32 lb. water buckets sure made you strong! :D

in2paints said...

Was this activity doctor approved? Hmm? ;)

Looks like you had a lovely ride and Boomer looks very handsome under saddle!

sophie... said...

That's just the best...I'd be sooo frightened to get up on Boomer... I need a lot of encouragement when it comes to horses....Now that was Daddy Ron talking and I must go do some sniffin'!

Lori Skoog said...

So nice that you can ride...he is one huge boy!

Funder said...

YAY! Love the pic of you and him - he looks like a very sweet fellow, and you look so happy (and SHORT!) next to him.

Jabacue said...

That must have felt so good to get back on and ride! Good for you.The shot of you riding in the mist if lovely.
Jim

Louise said...

Just the kind of horse that you need for your first ride in a while! There is nothing so safe feeling as a rock solid horse, and Boomer is certainly that, physically and mentally. Next time, just do a cowboy dismount. Swing that right leg over the saddle and slide down with your back to Boomer. ;-D

Texan said...

Boomer is AWESOME!! Stunning! You are very brave to get on him with your injury. He is HUGE!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

as you north americans say

"WAY TO GO!!!"

Sandy said...

It must have felt great to ride him. I wish I had a horse! Glad you got to do that again. and nice that you got off okay.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

You naughty Girl !!..but I bet you enjoyed every minute of it...a guilty pleasure and couldn't wait to be back in that saddle....Excellent that Boomer was so good and all went well....glad you also had a nice holiday...!!...but I bet you're glad to be back home !!.....Jayne