A Return to Riding......?

I’d just returned to Riding and was really very glad,
Although I found some ‘places’ I never knew I had…!!
When first I rode upon a horse at the age of sweet 16
I was slim of hip…..and straight of back…
I Rode just like a ’Queen"…..
A picture of pure Elegance and poise to say the least,
my horse…a Glorious Chestnut……a truly Wondrous Beast……

Alas….today has shown me that too many years have gone……
the saddles are much Smaller..than the first I rode upon….!

But, I took my courage between my teeth……..I mounted, and sat astride…..
my courage started fading fast……that horse was very ..Wide…..!
Mr G…said " get your balance Trish….your looking good"
twas then I started wishing that this horse was made of wood…..
for my horse had started MOVING….and I KNEW that Death was near….
My God what was I doing…!!!!…… I was petrified with FEAR……
His stomach swayed out to the left and then out to the right….
I prayed no one was watching…….it was not a pretty sight……
I sat there and I felt just like a great big lemon jelly,
the reins glued to my fingers……my legs..glued to his belly…

But Troje and I ..we made it…..we walked 4 times round that yard…..
for Troje it was quite easy…….that Saddle….it was Hard…..

I began to pluck up courage, new confidence I found….
till suddenly it struck me…!!!!!!! I WAS 6’ OFF THE GROUND….!!!!!!!
Now play it Cool……..dont Panic……just stay all nice and calm….
Trojan is so gentle he wont do me any harm……
I wont falter……….I’ll just play it ‘Cool"
I’ll make a rider yet………………
but I think the Saddles stuck to me……..PLEASE will someone call a VET…..

A Return to Riding......?

Pagly2

Waroona, Australia

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I had loved horse riding when young……30 years on I delighted in seeing my Daughters ride….their instructor.a very dear Friend and brilliant rider Bill Godfrey
coerced me into getting back into the saddle…!!!!!…..Trojan the horse I rode was such a Dear thing, he was old and slow and sooo gentle and SOO BIG….18 hh.
and I loved him…..I think he sympathised…he KNEW…lol……My Daughters were delighted…….I was sore…and now just ride SLOWLY for ‘Pleasure’…..and so I laugh at ME..I hope you will to…..enjoy……

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