Now you know what the view is like from up there. Also, I've managed to find yet another reason to wear a belt while riding. Serves double-duty as a rein extension to facilitate grazing:
Remember the last time my belt came in handy?
In other news, since Tucker isn't exactly giving me a workout these days, I ventured over to Whitmere and had some lovely rides this weekend on Reggie, Joe, and Tuck. (If you can believe it, we now have another big plain bay to add to the herd, and his name is Tuck. Not only that, but Tuck and Tucker could be clones. More on that later this week....) These boys were all just lovely to ride, each in their own special way. All bay geldings... my favorite kind of horse!
Catch riding is so good for me, it really makes me aware of my bad habits (you know, the ones that Tucker very kindly ignores) and reminds me to use my aids properly, plus it makes me put my thinking cap on and figure the horse out, like sitting down to a new crossworld puzzle, or opening up a new mystery novel. How often do you all ride horses other than your own, or do you have several of your own that you ride? Do you find it as helpful as I do?