I didn't start learning to ride until May 2010 and for the entire summer of that year was injured. My first year of riding was not that solid but since April last year, I've not missed a ride. I can walk, sit and rise trot, canter, and have started learning transitions and diagonals on a variety of horses. Come and join me on my adventures with my horsey friends all done with no sight on my part. don't feel afraid to ask me any questions. being blind and a horse rider is new, interesting and very exciting. So I hope you can gain something from reading this.
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Ending On a High
The stables where I ride are on Pony Camp next week so you'll be glad to hear this is my last blog for a week or so. I hope they all have a wonderful time but I know I'll miss the horses incredibly. Anyway, onto my lesson today. And yes, it was a fabtabulous one. I was back on trusty Shadow today, [yep, really making me get used to different horses], but its great and a fantastic learning curve for me. So Shadow and I were reunited and he made me work. I had to be really bossy both with my legs and using the half halts today as we nearly went trotting down a hill but its safe to say I have the handle on the half halts now. Along with some good trotting and some fantastic leg work and rein work from myself, even if I do say so, Shadow was a dream to work with, despite him not stopping for my instructor, but more about that soon.