Monthly Archives: October 2010

Doc Says, “Take a Riding Break.”

There is a point in a medical physical when there are no longer any secrets.  The saddle sore on my posterior was spotted.  The Doc says, stay out of the saddle until that heals, maybe a couple of weeks.  It seemed to … Continue reading

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Another Ride! New Pain!

Why again am I doing this?  Why can’t I just ride a Jeep into the Snowy Mountains of Australia?  It was just a movie!!  I am not and never will be “The Man from Snowy River.”   This time it was … Continue reading

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Where’s the Saddle????

Kira brought the horse in from the pasture.  Her winter coat was beginning to thicken.  Her name is Lucy.  There was no saddle in sight.  Why was there no saddle in sight?  She couldn’t be thinking what I was afraid … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again

This time it was just for another riding lesson.  Instructor Kira confirmed what Brenda suggested in a FaceBook comment.  Anti-Monkey Butt Powder is now on my list of necessary horse paraphernalia.  Kira demonstrated one reason I ended up so tired … Continue reading

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This New Life: Full or Empty??

Yes, it is.  My days are beginning to fill with activity.  Challenges are coming one after the other, new experiences.  Life is full.  There is a fragility about it all.  Am I creating a false identity to hide the loneliness?  … Continue reading

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She Galloped! I Hung on for Dear Life!

Bruce said that the look on my face was fear and excitement at the same time.  He nailed it.  Those of you who know how to ride will probably find this pretty silly, but it was a big deal to … Continue reading

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Team Calf Roping

No, not me, but they did.  After we rode all day, Joe and Laramie in the first run of the calves and Joe and Nancy in the second run did Team Calf Roping.  When the Longhorn calf bolts out of … Continue reading

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