Friday, June 22, 2012

Sort it Out!

not too bad...



Any LSP worth his salt likes to go for a ride on Thursday after Morning Prayer and lately this means charging about on a 100 acre field on JB. It's fun, clears the head, helps keep up a basic level of fitness and further trains horse and rider, which is an ongoing project -- you never stop learning.

Ride over, and trying not to melt in the Texan sun, I was busy congratulating myself and horse when I looked at a couple of pictures of the progress. A salutary lesson, because there I was with my feet pointed out at an angle from the horse. Bad error! Why?


what a shambles, but good looking horse.




Because it takes your leg off the horse, destabilizes your seat and gives inconsistent leg aids to the animal.


make like Iceland

In other news, I liked this from ZeroHedge:
We have no doubt that everyone is tired of bad news, but we are compelled to review the facts: Europe is currently experiencing severe bank runs, budgets in virtually every western country on the planet are out of control, the banking system is running excessive leverage and risk, the costs of servicing the ever-increasing amounts of government debt are rising rapidly, and the economies of Europe, Asia and the United States are slowing down or are in full contraction. There's no sugar coating it and we have to stop listening to politicians and central planners who continue to downplay, obfuscate and flat out lie about the current economic reality.

Advice? Learn to ride, shoot and grow your own food.


LSP

4 comments:

David and Elizabeth Corey said...

I'm more of a Hellenist than a Latinist, but I think I've got your motto right (someone can correct me if I'm wrong). It's “Venerari, equitare, sagittare, et arare.” Worship, ride, shoot and farm. Not bad at all. I think we should start a monastic order.

LSP said...

Like that motto very much -- it does have a kind of Benedictine ring to it...

God bless.

Silverfiddle said...

Excellent advice, Reverend!

LSP said...

Thanks, Silverfiddle. I must work harder to keep feet forward -- I've gotten sloppy with a Western saddle...