Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Horsey headlines for June 15th, 2016

If you are on social media at all, you might have already seen one or both of these.  The first one is, I think the best:

‘Cowboy’ lassos theft suspect in Oregon Walmart parking lot

I love this.  I wonder how long it took, and whether the cowboy actually chased the bike thief down on his horse before lassoing him.  I mean, getting the horse off the trailer first had to have taken at least a couple of minutes, right?!  I guess it's lucky he was trailering the horse tacked up...
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

First summer ride

On Tuesday, I rode for the first time in a long time... I think maybe even a few months, although I can't remember for sure.  The series of spring snowstorms we had here in Colorado, combined with just plain busyness in my life, conspired to keep me from riding.

Because Panama and I are more out of shape than ever, it wasn't a long ride or a hard one.  I was impressed that he didn't act out, even though I didn't turn him out beforehand (and hadn't turned him out in some time).  Despite this, I was quite sore for a couple days afterward -- and by "quite sore," I mean, waddling-everywhere, every-step-hurting kinds of sore -- the kind of sore I haven't been since the early days of learning to ride.

I guess that's how you know it's been too long since you last rode.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Summer heat and hydration

Well, once again it has been a long time since I blogged -- or rode.  I finally rode again on Tuesday after several months without riding.  It was a rough spring, between several springtime blizzards in late March and throughout April, and I had a lot going on in my life that kept me from riding.

And then suddenly it was summer.  I've been so busy trying to get my patio and tiny garden ready to enjoy this summer, that I almost didn't notice how summery it had gotten.  Probably the fact that our weather has been so back and forth this spring didn't help.  And then suddenly I was nearly passing out from the heat.
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