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Monday, September 27, 2010

I rode!!

Thursday I went and had a reflexology treatment done. It seemed to do wonders, I had no headache the rest of the day and my back felt better. Ditto for Friday.
I was going to wait until Saturday to try going for a ride but Friday as I was walking past the pens Voodoo left his hay and watched me. (Pie had fed breakfast)
When I went to walk back to the house he followed me as far as he could and then he called. I went over and gave him some scritches and told him I would be right back... then I hustled to the house to grab boots and tell Pie I was going for a quick ride.
I caught Voodoo, tied him up brushed, saddled and went to bridle him. He practically bridled himself! When I lifted the h,eadstall he thrust his nose in and grabbed at the bit. Wow somebody sure seemed eager to get out. Kinda made me a bit nervous, wondering if he was going to act a bit goofy.
I led him past the house to the barrel patch, the actual arena being too muddy to use. He looked around at the stuff going on, Pie & Ben where putting together our gazebo, but stood nicely as I tightened his cinch and got on.
He was AWESOME! Sure he had his little moments making sure I was paying attention, but no outright acting out. Everything was great until we stopped from a lope. And. He. Stopped. Hard. That little move was just a wee bit too much for my back. We finished with some walking and sidepassing and then it was out to the pasture for a few hours as a reward.
Have to say it felt GREAT to be back in the saddle :)


  1. Glad you're feeling better - riding is also very good medicine.

  2. I started riding while wearing a back brace. It's just one of those you can get at Home Depot or WalMart, but I cut the suspenders off. It really helps and is quite comfy. Give it a try.

  3. Like they say in Toy Story 2--
    "Ride like the wind Bullseye!"


  4. Glad you were feeling good enough to get out for a short ride! Hope your headaches/back problems go away soon so you can ride a bit more before winter hits!!!

  5. Ya its good to get back on, hope it didnt hurt your back to much and will be healed soon.

  6. Good to hear you got back on and rode! Made my day in fact! :-)

  7. Professionals Choice makes a back brace for riding, maybe that would help keep your back stable while it heals up after treatment. And there is nothing like riding to cure a headache!

  8. So happy for you that you were able to ride again. It sounds like the horse was ready, too!! Take it easy, though. Re-injuring yourself would be a drag.

  9. Even horses like to get out of their paddocks and do something different. Glad the two of you enjoyed your ride. :)