On Wednesday my dear friend, Melanie Berra, met me at the barn for a quick three mile run and then volunteered her photography skills to capture my gorgeous boys. Melanie was tapering for a half marathon that she ran this morning in Hershey. She ran a 1:55 and that isn't even her PR!!!
At my barn she took 100 photos on my phone and more on her own camera. I will share other pics soon but this one, below, cracks me up. I am bending over so it is a little distorted, but you can get an idea of just how big Pie is - at 5'3" I look like a tiny munchkin beside the gentle giant. Kristen, over at sweet horse's breath mentioned that she can mount from the ground. I stood beside Pie the other day and looked at my stirrup and starting laughing so hard. I have to put my foot up practically to my shoulder to even attempt to mount from the ground. Lowering the stirrup doesn't really help much. My father-in-law is going to build me some mounting blocks this winter for bareback riding. The green, three step plastic mounting blocks work well with the saddle, but so far, the barstool is the the only thing that works when I get on bareback.