If you want to get a very mild taste of what it might possibly be like to ride a racehorse at the track, may I suggest riding a Thoroughbred who’s had several days off due to rain! Not that I would know from personal experience what it’s like to ride a racehorse on the track, I’m merely speculating.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of seeing my blogging buddy from San Diego, Carey from Me Jump Pretty One Day ride Knight! I hopped on for about 30 minutes worth of laps around the
The footing was pretty wet still (thank you, El Nino) and I have a bit of a phobia about slipping and falling when arena surfaces are sketchy. I realize that my fear is probably unfounded because the two times I’ve fallen as a result of the horse I was riding falling down, the footing conditions were actually quite good.
At any rate, after I was basically a passenger on a fresh TB, Carey got on and rode him like nobody’s business. It was fun to see her ride in person and also fun to watch someone else parade around on the beast.
I’m completely biased, but I do think he’s maturing into an adorable mount! Still a work in progress, but aren’t we all?
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