Friday, July 25, 2008

L ...

We always hear that it is a good thing to keep learning new things. As we get older it's good to stimulate our minds, so go ahead and try that new lace pattern that looks a little difficult or take a class to learn a new skill. It's also important to exercise your body so maybe you want to learn a new sport. Recently, my daughter inspired me to relearn a skill - something I had done when I was younger but never very successfully.


That's a picture of my daughter since I can't take a picture of myself, but it's true - I am taking horseback riding lessons. I have taken two lessons so far - one on my own and one with my daughter. I think we will continue to take the lessons together - it's a bit cheaper and my daughter loves the idea of us doing this together.

I have never felt in control when I've been on a horse. When I would go on trail rides with my dad, I would get the horse that decided he wanted to go waist high into the lake to get a drink of water. Now is that the fault of the horse or the rider? Or maybe a combination of both. So, I decided to take some lessons and see what happens. It's a lot more work than I remember.

One other benefit - it seems to be great exercise for my legs since I can really feel it the next day. Either that or I am really out of shape which is a possibility too. So go ahead - learn something new. It may turn out to be just what you were looking for!

5 comments:

Turtle said...

oh yeah! good for the thighs and abs as well! Good for you going back to something you love and learn. I grew up with horses and can understand the love!

Ina said...

How wonderful you and your daughter can do this together!

When I did trail riding, apparently I was always telling my horse, "Go MUCH faster." Not consciously, but it's strange what cues they pick up. I must admit the results were exhilarating.

Turtle said...

Hey there, i got a fabulous package the other day! Thank you so much, the soap is so cool (and funny)and i love the roving! Lol, you must have peeked at my myspace or blog to see i love pin up style girls , so the notebook also rocks! thank you again!

Carrie K said...

I've always wanted to take a long ride across a beach on a horse. I suppose I would have to know how to ride.....

Good for you! A Lifetime of Learning.

Karen said...

Good for you for learning something new! And it especially nice that you are sharing this with your daughter. Have fun!