Wednesday, December 19, 2012

EC day 13

Most Embarrassing moment:

When I first moved to WY,  I worked as a parts runner for a Freightliner dealership.  That is where I met Jay, who is now my friend and trainer.  He had an older horse named Scooter and he told me that I could come out and ride him.  So I went.  Now of course I had been telling him that I was a good rider (because I thought I was).  So I got up on this big old horse, and could barely even stay on him. 

Jay says, "I thought you could ride" 

I said, "I can, I swear."

Jay says, "Oooookay, and shook his head."

Truth is, I was good at staying on...or I used to be. 

Now in my defense I will say that I had not ridden in 3 or 4 years, and I was in a saddle much much too big for me.  I was all over the place, poor horse didn't know if I was coming or going!

But I looked like a fool up there for sure. It was pretty embarrassing for me.

A year or so later I was riding Scooter again, this time in the very same Circle Y saddle that I use now (I bought it from Jay's wife)  and I had no problem staying on him.  We loped around in circles and I was able to really find my seat.  So I do know that part of the problem was the saddle that day.

But truthfully I had no idea what I was doing. 

I still don't, but now I know that I don't, and that makes it slightly less embarrassing!

1 comment:

  1. Not so bad. It's just a lesson to learn. There's always a lot of opportunity to learn more.