Friday, January 21, 2011

Horse & Mud


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Finally, after about a month of rib-agony, I felt up for a ride. The weather was terrible, sleetish rain, biting wind and no lack of mud. Not dissimilar, I suppose, to Wales, or the Somme, or basic training at some training ground deemed suitably 'character building.' But the horses didn't mind, they had great fun bucking about in the mud...


Trip & BeBop playing in the mud

And I had a good, though short ride. JB was pretty skittish and I wasn't about to tempt fate and grievous bodily harm, so we walked about in an arena practicing turns and circles. Felt good to be back in the saddle, even at a slow pace and perhaps that's wise - doesn't hurt to walk before you run, or something like that.

Stay on the horse and well away from liturgical dance.

Cheers,

LSP

6 comments:

darlin said...

Awesome to hear that you were back in the saddle LSP even if only for a brief while. I love the photo of the horses, they sure look spirited! And so much mud, I'd rather the mud though than the 5' snow piles in my backyard, it's getting hard to throw the snow.

Cheers!

LSP said...

The horses were having a great time! Less pleasant for humans though -- you have my sympathy regards snow throwing...

VS said...

I was pleased you chose to resume training after such a hard fall and injured ribs. It was a bitter cold day with a foot of black mud and no end to the wind. All ended well with a good ride and no mishaps.
VS

LSP said...

Thanks VS - It was fun - despite rain & mud.

j3maccabee said...

Hope you continue to mend well and ride in more comfort as time passes.
By the way, you may be the front-runner in the Next Wave - Synchronized Liturgical Dance on Horseback! Imagine the majesty of four prancing Clydesdales bearing veil-twirling, incense bearing riders, processing in ...

LSP said...

Thanks J3 - I'll be sure to pass on your idea to the, er, liturgical commission. But in the meanwhile, you know what they say, 'practice makes perfect.'

Cheers.