Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I got myself up again this morning after sleeping too long yesterday. It is really hot out there even at 6 a.m. This morning it was 75 degrees when I left! I ran a new route today that was 5 miles before I got to the stables. It was good and the only problem continues to be the muscles around my ankles that seem to warm up very slowly. I had problems getting the halter on right this morning and had to call my hub to help out. He was just leaving for work and was able to stop over and figure it out. It was just all twisted up and I couldn't see how it was supposed to go. I didn't get sore from Monday's ride, so I decided to go a bit longer today and go a little faster to make myself hold on a little tighter. Bareback riding is so fun. Ritz got in the round corral and just wanted to run. She goes into a lope so easily and smoothly and I love being on her back for the ride. I did get pretty tired holding on for dear life with my legs and had to make her walk so that I could have a break. But it was really fun. Ritz is a beautiful and patient horse and I'm so glad I got to ride her! Total miles: 6.