More horse talk

Well, well. It seems that we are joining the bunch of girly horse blogs :). Second lesson today. Went "Around the world" - essentially turning 360 degrees in the saddle, did trot without stirrups (scary at first), and nearly fell off a couple of times, while trying to grab by left foot with my right hand. Heh. Fun exercises, even though I think I sprained something.

It feels good to be learning something new again (plenty of new words at least :). And the horses are actually quite cute - though I'm pretty sure I'd be scared shitless if they were angry at me. 500 kilos of angry meat is dangerous - herbivore or no herbivore. But perhaps I'll learn to "talk horse" some day.


I'm actually thinking of refreshing my skills this summer - skills which, iirc, I learned sometime between 1st and 2nd grade of elementary school. Which brings me to one of my favourite words in the Finnish language: vikellys. Gymnastics on a cantering/galloping horse, how *cool* is that?!

--Löffe, 03-Jun-2004

Cool... Insane... I guess it depends on your point of view.

(I'd go for "cool" :) Though for some reason bringing my legs together feels difficult.)

--JanneJalkanen, 03-Jun-2004

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