Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Learning to breathe
This is one of my favorite pictures of Cuna, (taken by Ellie) when he and I were a brand new partnership. I was just learning to trust him, and he was so wonderful to me. At the time, I was busy working for my trainer and riding horses (any horses) was a cause for anxiety. Cuna helped me to realize that I did this for fun, and it actually was. 

Fast forward six months. I've been riding just Cuna all summer/fall and loving it. He is so much fun to be around and work with. He and I just connect and he's completely rekindled my love of riding. :-) I couldn't be happier. 

Not Cuna, but still cute

Today, I had two other horses to ride as well as the Cunafish. I was a little nervous/curious to see how I would do on "horses not cuna".

Answer: just fine. I started both of them in the arena. It was actually pretty fun to remember what horses that bend and move laterally can feel like. After some good solid arena work, I took them out in the hills.

They weren't nearly as fun as Cuna is for me, but I had a good time. It was good to know that I can still ride other horses.

It was also a reminder of just how much fun Cuna is. Not all horses gallop up the hills on autopilot. Some make you kick. What is that nonsense??


  1. Yay for Cuna! And Song, and Seamus. :) And YOU!

  2. Kick to go up hills? What a strange, foreign concept :P

    As fun as other horses are, I too like riding them to see how different they are from my mare (and how much I prefer my horse).

  3. I like riding other horses. It makes you realize how special your horse is ;) Cuna is gorgeous. You guys are seriously awesome together.

  4. Glad you had some good rides!! I'm hoping Mexi will have a good motor and be able to get up those hills without kicks... and without spinning and bucking in excitement, haha.

  5. Hahahaha, see, all other horses are not-Solo to me. Hooray for soulmates.


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