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I’m back in the saddle again

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

YUCAIPA, CA – “Thanks for the great ride Jake,” I said to the paint gelding as I patted his neck and climbed out of the saddle.

I signed up for riding lessons recently and Jake’s been my tutor – so to speak. He’s a terrific horse when it comes to green horns, or for those like me who haven’t straddled a horse for over 40 years.

My instructor, Amy Arnette of Courses4Horses, has been putting Jake and I through the paces. Well, actually Jake knows the paces. It’s me Amy’s contending with. We’ve learned how to trot, cantor, lunge, change leads, and post together. It’s been great fun, but a lot to learn.

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