Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Riding, sort of

Finally got on Nina today.  Between not wanting her to flip around and injure her leg and not wanting her to flip around and injure me; the previous rearing session;  her being more obnoxiously in heat than I have ever seen her - it took a while to walk her around until she took a deep breath.
She was a jerk about being tacked up.  I think she is setting a timer, anything over 5 minutes and her alarm goes off.  Then she was fine until I started adjusting things to get on, then she didn't want to stand still.  We just walked around until she let go of a lot of tension.
By this time, I had the adrenaline rush going and then when I got on her she lumbered around like an old plow horse.
On the good side, her leg seems fine and she was obedient and we got another 'first day back' out of the way. 


  1. Riding, sort of is better than riding, not at all. On another completely random note, I love your horse's personality! Such a TB.

  2. Glad you got back in the saddle - you're over the hump now. Hearing mares in heat stories makes me appreciate my gelding ;)

  3. Aha! Being in heat would explain all this defiant, crabby behavior. Nina's mind is on other things. LOL! ;)


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