Did horses sneak back into your life after a long break? I took a seven year hiatus from horses in order to spend time with Maizie. I tell about my return to riding in a new Equitrekking article, Return to Riding After 40. You can read it on the Equitrekking website and also on Equitrekking's Facebook page. Fun!
Here is my cute Pie posing with gorgeous violets on our Sunday ride. It was sunny, although still chilly. I had a saddle, but bareback rides are going to be infinitely easier now because...ta da...
...my father-in-law made me this super high mounting block!!! How great is this? I love it! I introduced it to the boys last week.
Each horse came out of the barn and immediately snorted and ducked and backed up when they saw it for the first time. I was ready though - earlier I strategically placed carrot pieces on the corners of each step. A slow approach and munchy bites of carrots and everyone agreed, this new monster isn't so bad! I've used it to mount all three horses and it works perfectly. Also, it is light enough for me to move as necessary. I sanded the corners so they are round and not pointy and will paint it after the wood ages a little.
It's the very thing for old women bareback riders like me!