No Stirrups, No Saddle

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *