I have started riding again!! I was devastated when I had to let my horse go and have steered clear of riding for the last 9 years. However I recently got back in touch with a friend who I introduced to riding about 15 years ago.
She now has an 18hh shire x warmblood who really is a gentle giant las Friday I rode in the school for 30 mins and managed to do a para dressage test!! OK it was really rubbish but the sense of achievement was immense.
Andy was walking the dog when I came to get off and my friend didn’t understand how to hold me up as I slid off so I ended up on the floor!! But I didn’t care I was so happy and it was amazing I am still covered in bruises but I am going back on Sunday for another go!! This will be my 4th ride and I am so much more confident already.
Marge (the horse) is so laid back as I lay on the floor getting my breath back- bit winded - she put her head down to nuzzle me and make sure I was OK. This time I will only get off when Andy is there!! It takes 2 people to get me on but once on board the feeling is amazing!!
So I am really happy so just thought I would share next stop para- olympics 2016!! Shame it is in Rio I might suffer slightly but got to have a goal!!