Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Fixed It and a Question for You
Once I'm dressed I head out to halter Bob up and move him into the "summer pasture" to graze. I practice groundwork with Bob each morning before, during and after our trip, same on the return.
Bob now stands quietly when I go to halter and handle him. And (melt my heart) comes to his name when I go to catch him in the evenings. Today I started taking him on my morning walks.
My next step is riding Bob, here at home. I've...just...gotta...ride...I can't stay off. Like many of you, I need my fix....But I'm uncertain about doing that...And this is where I need your help.
On a different horse, I rode alone for years and loved it. But I'm older and this isn't that horse...these days my biggest issue is getting on. Once I'm on I'm fine, but it's that commitment of swinging my leg over the saddle that zaps my confidence - so:
Do you ride alone by yourself - without anybody within earshot should there be an issue?
If so, do you have a "safety plan" should something go wrong?
And Beeeel...you are right...thank you. I'm back. :)