Posted by: Judy | July 7, 2021

Horse Memories

Over at The Backyard Horse Blog, a post was shared about riding Bareback and Bridleless:

My horses was trained to second level dressage. I wasn’t. Toward the end of our time together, I kept our rides to the arena. It was easier to stop when he’d had enough. I practiced riding tactless. I kept the halter on him and the lead rope, but I draped the lead rope over his withers, in front of me. It gave me an opportunity to practice using my legs.

Only in the arena, I also practiced riding with my eyes closed. It was amazing how difficult it was to keep my balance.

I wish I’d started those exercises a lot sooner. My horse had so much to teach me, and I wasn’t an easy student.


  1. Hey, I recognize that blog link. 🙂 Horses can teach us some interesting lessons, yes? I love it when I read stories in the Bible that feature God’s character as taught through animals. Balaam’s donkey in Numbers 22 comes prominently to mind for me.

    • 🙂

  2. Horses have great patience with us. I think most of us a slow learners. I know I am. I appreciated your sharing these horse memories.

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