Monday, March 05, 2007

Horse Riding Experience... =0)

It sure doesn't feel like it should be Monday today. The weekend is already gone... it's crazy. We had a complete blast at the bible study at Uncle Mikes house. All of the kids brought a verse that they really liked, and explained why they liked it. It was really interesting to hear every ones. Uncle Mike brought a lesson about future, and making sure that God is in whatever you want to do. We played some games... which FYI... the girls totally kicked butt on the T-shirt game. hehe... But the guys slaughtered us at "Guess a Word". It was fun. =0)

Yesterday afternoon my family and I went over to my Uncle Mikes again for Suday lunch. It was was fun. Shannon, Jen, and I rode the horses. =0) It was fun... a little scary at times, but it was alright. I got Sir first. He is pretty old and easy going... but he can be stubborn. I walked around on him for a while, and trotted, and even got into a little canter with him. I thought I was doing pretty good for never riding before... well... nothing that really counted anyways. Then... I thought, well I'll try Sassy. Which, by the way, she is named that for a VERY good reason. Well... I got on her and she's a bit younger, and she really likes to go fast. She was being a little more stubborn than Sir was, but I was expecting that. So I start around the big pen... and my PLAN was to go all the way around it. A-hem... Well... Half way around it she starts turning around in circles, and by this time I am softly kicking her and attempting to steer her in the right direction. All the sudden she decides to bolt off, back to the door of the pen... I am telling her "Woo"and the "WOOOO!!!" and she just keeps going faster... into a canter, and then into a full gallop... Maybe for all you horse riders your thinking well that's not too bad... but I was holding on for dear life!!! My legs were tighten around her as much as possible, and I wasn't going to dare let go of her mane to grab the rains that fell to her sides as she bolted off. I was so sure I was going to fall off. I look behind me... and guess what I see???? Jenni and Shannon are busting out laughing!!!! I was about to kill the both of them. At first i could hear Shannon saying kick her... pull back on the reins!!! But now she was just laughing!! Goodness gracious. Some people. Once she finally got to the door of the pen she started settling down a little. Shannon and Jen came over and were like, " I can't believe you actually stayed on!!! It was actually pretty funny, you looked a little scared." Well, ya think?!? Shesh... Shannon said she was proud of me for hanging on but said I needed to hold on with my legs more than hanging on to the mane. All well... We've decided to do this more often so we can get a little better. I don't think I will be riding Sassy until I get a little better though. =) lol It was actual really fun, but I was scared just because I wasn't sure what she was going to do. When she went around the corners of the stall, it was even harder to hang on, and when she stopped right away, I thought I was going to fall off, cause she almost reared a little. It was exciting to say the least though.

I'm just about to go babysit Ansley and MaKenia today. I am so excited. Mrs. Rebecca Smith should be having her third baby pretty soon. =0) She doesn't know if its a boy or a girl, but I think they are hoping it will be a boy. Especially Mr. Smith.

Well, I hope every one's Monday isn't going too badly... Have a good day...

7 comments:

Happy Girl said...

Just FYI for future horse riding experience...the harder you squeeze your legs, the faster they go. It makes sense in some ways, but for non-riders such as ourselves, it kind of stinks, because who can loosen their grip when this thousand pounds of people stomping animal is running off w/you? Ok, so that was dramatic, but you get it. :)

It's a good life said...

Okay now I am confused... I thought that they went faster only when you kicked them... ??? Ugh... So complicated... lol =0)

Ashley from Alaska said...

I love riding Sir!!!
I used to ride him for my Pony Club lessons!

Sunshine Seeker said...

That's not cool. Runaway horses are SCARY.

sourlemon said...

Get back on this thing and tell me some stuff. Love ya' Amber

Anonymous said...

hey- take my last post on this one OFF!!!! cuz i can't...i didn't spell that right on the last 1...thanx;)
love ya-
kat

Earlene said...

You write very well.