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I just wanted to send you an update. This past weekend we rode at Cuivre River. This was the first time I had ridden there in about 8 years. So it was basically new again. There were 3 of us riding, and we rode for about 5 hours, did 11 miles.
I wanted to let you know that up to now I have been extremely uncomfortable leading, and have been a follower on trail rides for basically over a year.
This ride, I lead the ride the whole way! When I started to feel uncomfortable, I focused on my breathing and forced myself to think positive thoughts. I also forced myself to look around and think about what I was seeing, like interesting trees, birds, etc. Towards the end of the ride, which is when my bolting accident happened, when I felt too uncomfortable, I moved to the back for a 1/4 mile, and then when we got to 3/10ths of a mile from the parking lot, I moved to the front again, and finished out the ride. My horse, Sally, by the way, behaved well and was a really good girl. I was proud of her.
It really helped…I felt so excited to accomplish this!
Leading successfully was the next goal. Once I do this a few more times, then next step will be to ride alone.
Thank you for your help. I have told several people about the clinic and they were all surprised to hear it was in the classroom.
Hope you guys are doing well.