Today was the first time in three years that I was up on a horse. It turns out that two friends from Church wanted to go siding, but had three horse that were all herd bound or barn bound, so they needed a third rider. I thought about.... for about a 10th of a second. The horse I got to ride was a Norwegian Fjord.
Here are the other two riders on their mares. They were well behaved (horses and riders). As you can see, we still have a LOT of snow, so riding was done on the roads.
Alison was all smiles. It was a beautiful day at +5C
Michelle was doing great on her new horse. I had a better picture, but it turns out I had the camera on video. Next time I will get a better shot.
Here is Spirit, my horse for the day! He did well, but put on a couple of protests along the way. I didn't let him trot because of the protests, but more so for the pain I felt in my legs. He is a little choppy at anything more than a walk. By the time we got back after about 2 1/2 hours, I literally fell of the horse. My legs didn't really want to work. At almost 73 (next month) I thought I did OK.
OK enough to agree to another ride next Wednesday!