Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Challenge: Cattle Herding Post 8 - Saddle Up!


First time on horseback for all of us. Jon, Wayne, Daf and then Llion (aka The Lion)

Today the training begins.

Yesterday we picked our horses, today we learn to ride them. Stewart, our resident cowboy guide and instructor for the week, shows us the ropes (shouldn't that be 'reigns'?). We practice mounting, trotting, stopping and then dismounting.


One by one we trotted around the barnyard, practicing all that we'd been taught.
Most of us got there in the end, others... well, they just stood there. Fun to watch though ;)

I've been made to promise that I won't mention the one fall that happened that day. No one got hurt, Stewart just got some dirt on his hat. That's all.


Believe it or not, that was only half the morning, but before we move onto anything else, we need to learn how to unsaddle our horses...

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