Monday, July 30, 2012

I loved my first western lesson!

16 Comments:

Blogger Rosie said...

I am so glad you enjoyed riding in an western saddle. There is a secure feeling in a western saddle. I've ridden huntseat, dressage and in a polo saddle and prefer the western saddle. I ride in a slick seat cutting saddle and love it over my padded equitation seat saddle, even for being in the saddle all day.

July 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

And appropriate headgear to boot!

July 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM  
Anonymous donna said...

Now that's horse comfort! I am not a horse-educated gal but i can see "happy" and both you and Merlin look comfy cozy in foto! So relaxed and calm, like it! happy trails to you Jenna + Merlin too! donna

July 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I don't know anything about horses, but you look like a cowgirl to me ;)

July 30, 2012 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

You look mighty comfy up there! Jealous but hopeful it will me me someday.

July 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

Very cool! I always preferred western but each person has their favorite. Hope to read more about it.

July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM  
OpenID peihome said...

Ahh, nothing better than that. Enjoy!

July 30, 2012 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

This suits you much better.

July 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Karen L. said...

Yep, that's how we always road too. I like the western saddles especially since we always rode on trails. Looking good there Jenna!!!

July 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

I started riding my cousin's horse, Misty Bay (a gentle morgan mare)when I was 4 years old. Unfortunately, when I was 15, my cousin moved away and my riding came to an end. My 2 daughters took riding lessons when they were young (for about 3 years) and we all loved it. Western is the way to go ~ Enjoy!!!!!

July 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM  
OpenID sailorssmallfarm said...

Just to buck (ha) the trend, I've got to say, I recently decided I prefer an English saddle over a Western saddle; I've ridden in both quite a bit, though I began my riding life with 10 years in an English saddle, so that might have an impact on my opinion, lol. I really WANT to like the Western saddle for long trail rides - it's what it was designed for, but I just feel more in touch with the horse when I'm in an English saddle. I always feel like a Western saddle is making me conform to it, rather than allowing me to use my legs and seat to "be" with the horse. That said, you DO have a pretty big grin in the picture! Looks like it might be the right style for you!

July 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM  
OpenID domesteading said...

So great! You guys look like a million bucks. Are you getting to borrow the tack for a while, or is it just when you're having a lesson? I know you got that sweet endurance saddle, which I bet you'll end up loving most of all (my Aussie saddle is totally the Goldilocks saddle for me, looove it) but seems like you should stick with the western for a bit before switching again, but then, you've probably thought about all that already... anyway, I'm psyched for you!

July 31, 2012 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I own the saddle, bought it used at the Poultry Swap in 2010. Fits me perfectly.

July 31, 2012 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

maybe you need to set up a knitting weekend retreat? ( I don't knit much but I do know knitters and sewists who go on weekend retreats to have uninterrupted time with their needle crafts. Personally I would love to be taught first hand how to work a sock heel.) Just an idea. I too love wool socks. They go under my $19 Tractor Supply rubber barn boots ( 6 yrs old now, worn everyday) and I stay warm and dry, so important out here, plus the rubber boots are high enough to deal with sucking mud, much better than my old cowboy style boots ever could. Of course wearing wool socks also means you need to sharpen your darning skills, not a problem just something to be aware of.

July 31, 2012 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

well, my comment should go in the entry above, the socks post, but yawl are probably getting used to this old lady's occasionally (!!) confused posting.

July 31, 2012 at 6:40 PM  
Anonymous Carole said...

I disagree with @Elizabeth, the western hat is not appropriate headgear. Please, please continue wearing a helmet, regardless of your other tack choices. You need your brain as sharp as it can be so that I can keep reading about your adventures!

August 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM  

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