Friday, July 23, 2010

Memory Lane Friday - That Was a First!

Memory Lane Friday is a time to preserve your memories for your family through blogging.
Each week is a different topic, although you can blog about any memory and link up.
This week's suggested topic is "That Was a First".

When I first started horseback riding lessons I was seven.  I had a pony named Shorty and took trail riding lessons.  I rode western.
By the time I was 8 we had moved, and I started riding Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walkers.  I had my first horse show, which will undoubtedly be discussed in some future post.  At any rate, we moved again and I met my friend Chelsea in Roanoke.  Chelsea rode hunters/jumpers.  And I started begging. 
At some point, my parents relented and switched me to a riding facility that taught hunters.
So here is a picture of my first jump, on a horse named Alfie (you just don't forget a horse's name!)
He was a school horse, and patient.  Which is good.  As you can see:
Did I almost fly off the back of him or what?
Too funny!

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Come back next week!  The topic is "Chore Time". 


Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Awwww, Alfie!! What a good boy! He looks so sweet! And he's a gray! I have a thing for grays, too!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I also meant to mention in my previous comment that we are very similar in the riding department. I also started riding when I was 7. And of course, who could forget the two gray Chicos!

jp@A Green Ridge said...

How cute are you? I never learned to jump...nor ride English...only Western and bareback. Yep, big Tom Boy!

Andrea said...

I am way jealous of your horse experience. I love them, and always wished I knew how to really ride!

Unknown said...

I love horses, but I'd never be able to ride. I'm a fraidy cat. Our girls' favorite sitter rides, though, and she is good! She loves to tell Abby & Izzy stories about her horse all the time and show them pics.