So last week was busy because I spent mornings (and all of Friday!) in "Horse Camp for Adults"offered by my riding instructors. I got to bond with my horse Roo, and I had the best time ever...
On Friday we went on a three-hour trail ride, which is the longest time I've ever spent sitting in a saddle. It was just wonderful.
I learned SO much last week, and feel like I bonded with my horse Roo.
We rode on some beautiful sand trails in St-Lazare, Quebec. The weather was fabulous too.
We had to climb up one very steep hill, which I found mildly terrifying. I'd never done that before and I wasn't keen on the idea of Roo breaking into a trot. But he didn't. And once we made it up the hill, we had to come down the other side...
I'm in the back on the left with my instructor.
Made it up and down alive! Maybe next time I'll trot.
On the way down, the horse in front of me decided to lie down for roll in the sand! Tim, the rider,
got off in time, but then my horse started to paw the ground. I didn't know this was the horse equivalent of a dog making a nice nest to lie down in! But when my instructors to me to get Roo moving forward, I did, and he didn't lie down in the sand to join his friend. :)
And btw, horse trailers make good port-a-potties...
I was really sad when the week was over. It made me ridiculously happy to be on my horse every day. I never knew I would get so much enjoyment out of riding.
Hmmmm... two asses?
There were four students and two instructors and we had an amazing week. So amazing, I'm doing another three-day camp in November with Gordon.
My friend Debbie and I riding around the farm where we have our lessons.
Hope you have a great week. The OSPCA walk on Saturday was a great success and I will get some photos from that up soon. Thanks SO MUCH to those of you who donated to me!!! I was very touched by people's response. :)