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  • First riding lesson today

    I know horse riding is a bit off from a farming blog, but hey.  You want to know what a southern california farmer does?  She takes horse riding lessons.  I had my first one today-or at least my first lesson in a while.  I took a few months worth of lessons when I was in college and learned how […]

  • Riding lessons

    I’ve decided that to continue my equine workout routine that I’m going to sign up for actual riding lessons.  This will help keep me on track as well as teach me more about horses and how to work with them.  I signed up for dressage lessons as it is a very education-based style of riding. […]

  • Frustration with horses

    Rode Tarik again today and this time I just walked him.  And I was only on him for probably fifteen minutes.  It was long enough for my muscles to notice though.  Pathetic I know, but horse riding actually works a lot of muscles.  This is an illustration of the muscles used in riding, although I think it’s […]

  • Overdid it

    I did my horseriding workout today, but like everything else in my life I overdid it.  I should have just walked, but I insisted on trotting.  I should have ridden for a few minutes and instead I rode for a half hour.  Now I’m totally wiped out.  Still, I’m glad that I followed through and […]

  • The horse workout

    So I was thinking that it’s time I got back in shape.  I was doing so good for a long while.  I’d lost 100 pounds and was keeping it off with hardly any problem.  I was active and becoming more active as I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and was getting it under control.  Then […]

  • Fascinating fun facts about pigs

    * Baby pigs appear very greedy when they are competing for food from their mothers. For this reason the words “pig” and “hog” have become associated with greedy behavior. * Pigs have a well developed sense of smell. They can find things underground and have been used to find truffles, a French delicacy, or to […]