I've always have had some contact with horse...not like taking riding lesson when I was young, but my grandfathers farm in WI had a American Pony which was a bit larger then the regular pony and looked more like a horse then a pony. I would ride it all the time bare back when ever I was up there. My Uncle Don and Aunt Helen had a large piece of property in Naperville when I was growing up and 8 children my oldest cousin Donna had a horse or was it two? (memory was bad, sheep too)...Just to see these wonderful animals has me in awe. When I finished High School I went a way for 6 week to an Art School called Blackhawk Mountain School of Art in Colorado and there were horses up there and the group of us rode all the time. Through the years I've taken some trail rides. but just more recently the urge has been stronger to learn how to really ride. So the lesson began back in March... going into 6 months and I have to remind myself that am going there and giving my all each time...but something just wasn't clicking right...so I have to try harder to do better.
An expert by far Not...more of a Wabi Sabi rider with a child like enthusiasm. (the secret thought that some day I could own a horse of mine own has been popping in the fantasy life many times.) Knowing some what how I learn things...I've got to have all my senses involved with the learning process and well I get confused, my brain seem to take it all in and then not register it...goofy I know so my determination to learn how to ride better on a horse has brought me to watch You Tube video's to see how I can improve things. And one of the video's has you sitting on a exercise ball and how you sit on the ball and how you body should work. As you can see I've got it in the studio so after I do some yoga to relax and stretch I bounce...yesterday I was bouncing and drumming at the same time..keeping a beat..goofy I know but I'm trying. (and have a blast at it)
The Husband-Randy and Jake out trying to figure out how to get it up on the trailer without wrecking the big radiator on the front of it...go figure just have a bit long ramps...
Some might say it's a bit ADHD behavior going on but each one of these steps take time and needs to dry etc. so while one things is drying another things is worked on...Feeling very productive and in the attitude of positive forward motion.