So, in the horse world there is a term No Stirrup November. It is a practice of riding horseback without stirrups. I look forward to this every year. But this past week, I did something that I have not done in a really long time. I rode bareback. When my friend told me this, I thought to myself, “Are you serious? I haven’t done this in many years”. Nevertheless, there was a handle on the horse. Thank goodness. I got on and off we went.
On the horse, I could feel every single movement that the horse ever made. I did a hill and a trot like this and by the time I finished, I was tired and it was hard to sit up. My lower back was aching but I was excited that I had this new experience. I hope to do it again.