My first ride in five years! It was lovely too. Mahlee has always reminded me of my own Sherry. She is small, pretty, part Arabian, very opinionated and a little hot.
She's a little over 14hh. A year ago I wouldn't have even considered riding her, but all the stomach trouble has shrunk me down to where Jen and I felt it would be ok for her, though I wouldn't want to ride her every day.
Mahlee's pretty carrot face!
Sis and I went straight out for a bush ride. Golly I look like a sack of potatoes there in my baggy jumper (everything i own is currently baggy, and my old jodphurs fell right off so I wore jeans.) Actually I felt pretty good, like I'd never been away from riding, and Mahlee was happy so that's what matters. We enjoyed each other, I think. I certainly knew how she was thinking, and for a first ride together we were pretty sympatico.
Jenny says this next pic makes her happy. It certainly made me happy to have that priceless view through a good pair of horse ears once more! Jen's boy, Fionn, is a lot taller than Mahlee, as you can tell from the photos!
Jen says she's very used to seeing this view of me riding in front of her on a hot pony, so it was like old times.
We were out for a couple of hours, and although my butt bones are a bit sore, I pulled up pretty well. It was definitely worth it!
Not sure how much riding is in my future, but I won't be saying goodbye to it forever just yet, that's for sure!