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Posted: Saturday 5 January, 2008

by Rosemary at 4:31pm in Equines 3 comments Add your own

I'm going for a riding lesson tomorrow. I haven't ridden for ages, initially because of a medical problem then latterly because I've lost my confidence. Over the last few weeks, I've started to feel like I want to ride again. I'm going to have a lesson on a school horse for a couple of reasons - firstly, it will know what it is doing and secondly, there is no "emotional baggage" as there is with Smokey and me.

In preparation, I bought a pair of Musto "Snugs". Dan nearly had a heart attack when I told him how much they were - and telling him they were a bargain via the internet didn't seem to help! But, boy, are they wonderful. I haven't seen myself in a mirror (and nor do I want to) but they look fine looking down. And they are soooo comfy - they're like fleecy leggings but you don't feel like you're wearing anything, they are so soft and stretchy. Buying the right size helps - but couldn't they call XL something else, like XXM or something? I've had to take them off because I got them muddy and it was a real wrench (literally!).

So I'm ready for tomorrow and quite excited. I shall report back in due course.

Comments

natasha

Saturday 5 January, 2008 at 5:02pm

good luck.your being very brave.i too have lost confidence after a nasty fall a few years ago.perhaps i should take a leaf out of your book and give it a go again!

Rosemary

Sunday 6 January, 2008 at 9:45am

I was watching Smokey in the field this morning. Chris has turned his two trotters out since it's Sunday and sunny. All four horses have been careering about the field - Smokey was flat out gallop with slidy stops at the fence and I have to say my first thoughts were "I don't want to go that fast or be that out of control". However, I'm not planning to gallop this afternoon!

Sue

Tuesday 8 January, 2008 at 4:43pm

Hope you had a good lesson... maybe you should have got the resident TAS camera man to film proceedings ;-)

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