Wednesday, March 14, 2007
This was one of my disappointing photos from yesterday! I was chatting to my friend the Wildcat on Skype yesterday evening and she asked me to send her one of the pics. She worked her PS magic on it and returned it to me looking much more how I'd envisaged it. Pity about the distracting reflections but otherwise I'm a lot happier with it! Thanks WC :)
I have just come back from my first proper session as a helper for Riding for the Disabled. I'm on a bit of a high! as well as being covered in horse hair and horse slobber and with my hands smelling pleasantly (to me anyway!) of horse! i was really nervous but it went ok. I turned up and the instructor, Ruth, told me to fetch Hannah from her stall. Hannah is the pony with the hole in her chest which she breathes through. I managed to attach the lead rein ok and led her out. Her first rider was a young man who was keen but a little nervous. The second rider was a young child who was very chatty. The third session was cancelled. After the rides were over I had to take Hannah back to her stall and remove her tack. Leading a horse sounds and looks very easy but it is surprisingly difficult at first. I was terrified of doing something wrong. Hannah was very patient with me however; she must have sensed I was a novice! The time went really fast. in the excitement I forgot my new lilac riding gloves and left them in the car!
Well, after my exciting afternoon I need to come down earth and what better way to do that than attacking the ever-present heap of ironing!