Animals, Equestrian, Horses

Back in the Saddle

As many of you know my riding takes place at the Police Mounted Branch. This means that when there are national events that the horses need to attend my riding has to go on break. We celebrated Independence on the 31st of August so there was no riding for about 6 weeks (which felt like forever).… Continue reading Back in the Saddle

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Animals, Equestrian, Hobbies, Horses

Riding Diary 29/01/2016

Got to class early, went to saddle Harmony and got a surprise It Is Alleged (yes that's his name) was out of his stall eating grass like nobody's business. We warmed up the horses by walking to let them stretch out then started to trot. At the trot something felt odd and my instructor noticed… Continue reading Riding Diary 29/01/2016

Animals, Equestrian, Hobbies, Horses

Riding Diary 23/01/2015

Eight people came out to ride on Friday. It was the largest class we've had for a while. The horses we used were Hannah, Harmony, Hassan, Honesta, Hailey, Hidalgo, Harry and Havannah. We started off walking to warm up the horses. At the walk we did the exercise circle to take the rear of the… Continue reading Riding Diary 23/01/2015

Equestrian, Hobbies

Riding Week After a Short Break

I was involved in different sports since I was young so sore muscles have been the norm for as long as I can remember. Now I do horseback riding but only once a week. When we came back from Christmas break I expected lots of pain after the first ride. This is how my week went. Friday: Riding… Continue reading Riding Week After a Short Break

Equestrian, Horses

Hyper: The Horse That Stepped on My Foot

The horse I used yesterday was Hyper. He's quite a sweetheart and likes a little love up here and there... but then again, who doesn't? Hyper was busy eating when I went to saddle him up. I don't think he was very pleased to be taken from his dinner. After saddling Hyper and I went… Continue reading Hyper: The Horse That Stepped on My Foot

Equestrian, Hobbies, Horses

Horseback Riding and Me

I recently completed a basic horseback riding course at the Police Mounted Branch. It was a lovely experience! I got to meet and interact with 23 horses which all have different personalities. We began riding in the yard near the stables on quarter horses which are the smaller horses. My horse was Fannon, a 25… Continue reading Horseback Riding and Me