Sunday, September 30, 2007

Horseback Riding

This is crazy, but Chip and I are thinking about taking horseback riding lessons. I saw an article in the local paper about an equestrian program at Mississippi College, and it named a horse farm just a few miles from our house. As soon as I saw their website I wanted to take some lessons. We rode by the farm today, and omg it is beautiful! If we decide to do this, I may document our experience on the blog even though it doesn't have much to do with gardening.

I've always wanted to learn how to ride. Blame it on reading those Cormac McCarthy books. I'm really excited about this!


sm2 said...

That sounds like so much fun! I haven't ridden in years and I sure do miss it! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Leah Maria said...

This will be a fun and exciting experience! Like Susan, it has been years since I've ridden.

TC said...

Hi, your blog came up as a "Featured Gardening Blog" on my iGoogle homepage. Being an avid gardener myself, I usually click on the featured blog and take a stroll there.

Noticing your's was in Mississippi intrigued me even more because my good friend and fellow garden writer Felder Rushing lives in Jackson. (I wrote the foreword to one of his books.)

I also noticed you were a Taurus, I too carry that astrological sign.

I think you'll enjoy horseback riding, but be prepared for inner thigh soreness and/or stiffness. This can be expected if you are a beginner. I rode for the first time in over 30 years this past spring. A friend and I spent a day lost in the woods, our horses didn't mind, and neither did we.

Lisa Blair said...

TC, I'm glad you stopped by today. I had no idea that I was a featured garden blogger today. I listed to Felder's radio show quite a bit and have his book Passalong Plants.

I've never been horseback riding on my own, always a passenger while someone else actually did the driving :)

I expect I'll be pretty sore when I get done, but it will certainly be worth it!