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Horse riding

So I got up at the butt-crack of dawn and got all bundled in many, many layers to go riding this morning. It's a two-hour drive to DM, where we got Jim, and all drove to the ranch. It's been forever since I'd ridden a horse, and as I recall now, I never took one beyond a walk. Funny how memory works. I rode a palomino mare named Traveller. Jim helped by pretty much putting all the tack on: bridle, blanket, padding, saddle. New saddle, BTW (this is important soon). At the first turn, the strap on the saddle came off, followed shortly by the saddle and me. I realised what was happening and fell well, came up uninjured. First question: WTF? Second question: That doesn't count as a throw, right? Answers: strap malfunction (soon corrected), and no, respectively. This horse was wonderful. She was very intuitive, and very calm. Also, she's a compulsive eater. Keep that head up, girl. For the first hour, I was wary of the ground far, far below, constantly tracking where I could land without impaling myself or breaking bones. I needn't have worried; that first time was my only fall. After about three hours, I was sure I'd find big blisters on my bum (I didn't, but it hurts to sit). It was a great, if exhausting, day. The weather was clear with a warm wind, temp in the high 60s.

I had to have P drive the last 90 minutes home, I was so zony, and I think I'll be going to bed very shortly. Birthday begins in just over two hours. P made me a lemon creme pie with cherries and whipped cream, very nummy.


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Oct. 30th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
Yay! Also, happy birthday!
Oct. 30th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks ^_^
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you had a very nice day.
I am glad you didn't get hurt when the saddle came off.
Have a great Birthday!
Oct. 30th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
It was nice. It was very long, too. ~_^
Thank you. ^_^
Oct. 30th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

(also. I had a helluva time picking an icon to use, since I have all these fabulous and inappropriate ones. I went with cute. Thank me later.)
Oct. 30th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you(!x9) ^_^

(I also had many fabulous and inappropriate icons for the entry, so I went with anime/butterfly, and for this comment: kyoot! I'm waiting for Steve to comment with his 1UP icon and make a "mount" joke. ~_^)
Oct. 31st, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
Oct. 31st, 2006 07:41 am (UTC)
Thanks and yay! You made it before belated! ~_^
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