"As you can see, Sofia, the discussion is already getting quite heated, and it's just begun! There is no one who can tell you all the right answers (ask 10 horsemen a question, you'll get at least 11 opinions). Just read as much as you can,…"
"I don't mean to seem....blunt, but I was not turning in a piece of writing for you to critic. There is much to riding than just a couple of paragraphs could summarize. Which was what I was doing, summarizing.
There are many points that you…"
"There is collection and then there is hyperflexion. In collection you are encouraging your horse to use the rhomboid muscle (if you place your hands in front of the saddle while you're walking, you can feel it work) and asking them to lift them…"
"I love bareback! My favorite rides are bareback on trail on the buckle walking...or a gallop! I love how you can feel your horse much more bareback. It's a lot more work but it's better exercise. Saddles are good too though, but I like…"
My name's Sofia! I don't own any horses, however I'm lucky enough to be able to ride a few at my barn. Hobbes, a 22-year-old chestnut QH, is my favorite. He's unfortunately never going to been ridden again due to a hock injury, but I love just hanging out with him and taking him on walks! I also hang out with Skippy, a palomino Appaloosa with no spots, four white stockings, a bald face, and blue eyes! He has a cyst in his stifle so he only walks, but we have a lot of fun on walking trails. Lastly, the only sound horse I play with is Willow, a big buckskin TB who is gorgeous!
I am a working student at the best barn in the world. I teach beginner children and occasionally an intermediate in exchange for lessons. My favorite things:
1. Walking trail rides on the buckle
2. Cantering and galloping bareback
3. Cleaning tack in the hayloft during thunderstorms
4. The smell and feeling of the barn early in the morning, especially in the spring or summer.
5. Anything else horse-related, of course!
YOur love for horses is obvious - good for you! Any time you want to come as a working student of mine, let me know! We teach our students about bodywork and the relationship between problems under saddle and physical issues. Check out my website for more info, cheers, Ann. We need more like you in the world!!
very nice pictures! I'm living in Germany -and I think I have a daughter at your age. She rides an Andalusian horse and is similar enthusiastic about horses as you are. I used to have a Palomino as well but don't anymore.
My best whishes