My Horse was in a Wild Mood Last Sunday

ladybird By ladybird, 28th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I ride horses regularly, but last Sunday my horse was ina surly mood but I tamed him

Riding a Horse ina wild mood

Friends who know me are aware that I love to ride horses. In fact thanks to my father, I am riding horses for over 3 decades. I usually ride on Saturdays and Sundays at the local riding club. Last Sunday I went for my morning ride to the riders club at Mahalaxmi. I parked my car and went to the change room and changed into my riding gear and helmet. I walked over and asked the manager for my usual black roan. He however mentioned some problem with him and requested if I could ride the white stallion standing some distance away. I think he mentioned that the horse was not fit.

I agreed and immediately went to the horse and patted his forehead. I could make out he was in a surly mood and as I climbed on the horse he tried to throw me off by bucking. He also neighed loudly and I wondered what his problem was. He bucked wildly. Seeing this the trainer rushed to help me, but I motioned not to worry.
I patted the horse as I held on and dug in my spurs.

Something came over the horse and he sped forward. I continued to pat the horse while riding. He soon realized that he couldn’t throw me over and calmed down. From a gallop I brought him down to a canter and then a trot. I patted the beast and kept quiet. He had become docile. Well I enjoyed the ride and was glad I had calmed the horse. One must remember to treat horses in a special way. They do get surly sometimes, but one must never panic as the result can be disastrous. Reminds me that Steve Reeve, the Superman star got terribly hurt in a riding accident and broke his neck. It was a sad avoidable accident. Also insure that you don’t tax the beast till you have motivated him.

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Horses And Me, Riding Horse, Wild Horse

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I am a lawyer who is fond of riding and active sports

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
28th Nov 2015 (#)

That would be scary, maybe he had a sore back or something that day. Glad you stayed on the horse.

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author avatar ladybird
29th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Mark

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author avatar Galloping Horse
28th Nov 2015 (#)

So you finally admit it publicly, you were horsing around with the horse. Woman on top always works to get it to the finish.

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