Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Riding Rosie


I can't believe it, I'm going to start riding again! This is so exciting for me. Zoe's preschool teacher has a sweet Appaloosa mare named Rosie and to help with the boarding bill she wanted to find someone to do a part lease. How lucky am I? It's been 14 years since I've really gotten into riding so I'll be going very slow at first but it's a gorgeous barn with an indoor an outdoor riding ring and some surrounding fields to hack through.
I think I may have a new muse...


Zoe loves Rosie:)

Rosie loves the camera!


"Come back here with those carrots!"


This was the last time I was riding seriously, about 14 years ago! Also my last show at Bridge Acres Stable on a nice little palomino gelding named Foxy Bar Time.
Wow, I wish I could get back down to that weight!


After high school I found this cute little Arabian to ride around Valley Forge Park. I even had a lesson with
Marjorie Haines Gill, first woman to ride for the US in the Olympics! I ran into her one day on a trail ride and she invited me to come to her farm for a free lesson.


Here I am as a wee lass sitting on my Aunt Frances' horse, April.


And here I am with my Aunt Mary having a ride on her horse Honey. I grew up spending summers with Honey, we were best pals and she reminds me a lot of Rosie.

21 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow, have fun! What great news for you. I'm sure you both must be so thrilled.

Amy Combs said...

Yay!! Have fun!!

Angela said...

Congratulations, thats so exciting!! Up until my recent move to England, I was riding 4 days a week. I had to sell my gelding when I moved, and I miss riding everyday. I hope to get back to it soon, and I know I will be so out of shape for it! I loved looking at your pics, showing can be so much fun (if stressfull at times, lol) I hope you have a blast!!

Kath said...

That is very exciting news indeed! I am so looking forward to hearing all about it. I am a little envious too :D

Crystal Cook said...

YAY! How exciting for you! Your whole post made me smile. :)

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Happy for you ! There is nothing like riding horses......

Robin Larkspur said...

super news! Zoe looks so cute with Rosie. And Rosie has a wonderful face, interesting markings. Be safe out there!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I am so happy for you! I do so miss being able to ride but at least I still can go carriage driving.

Magnolia said...

Your photos of Rosie are beautiful...I wish I could give her a hug! Horses are truly good for the soul, aren't they???

Danielle Barlow said...

Rosie looks gorgeous, and I reckon it's about time you took some time for yourself to ride :) Have loads of fun xx

First Draught Farm said...

YAY Rosie! YAY JEN!!!! I am so thrilled for you! Get some Advil...

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Honey and Rosie do look alot alike! :-) You're going to have such a fun time getting back in the saddle. Ahhhhh... seeing the world from the back of a horse. :-)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

This is great news, and something that you'll enjoy again~
Love your new header and always your photos are a delight.
Love to touch the noses of horses, velvetty and warm.

Jeni said...

WOO HOOOO Jen !!!!! Can't wait to see more pics!

Linda said...

Rosie looks like a ham--what a fun horse to start back on! Congratulations. And, nice barn!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hurray for you! I'm thrilled for you. I've never ridden a horse - ever. But I'd love to. But I'd need a REALLY kind and understanding horse! LOL Theresa

Linda said...

Rosie looks very sweet natured, wishing you well, I know you will love it all again. Lindaxx

Lin said...

ooooh, that is gonna be fun!!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh this is FANTASTIC!!!
I can tell that you are just gonna reblossom, as the rider of your youth did!
That photo of you "Wee lass" upon April pony-is priceless and needs to be painted...I LOVE THAT!!!!

Jennifer, I am so blasted excited for you and Rosie to begin this journey..she is a very handsome Appy mare..with obvious personality that overflows!
Oh...so excited!!
I'm moving you to the Horse blogroll...so I can keep much better tabs upon you!!!

Your header is so festive and perfect too..thanks for the inspiriation!
KK

Kritter Keeper said...

oh how fun for you! riding is so therapuetic! i learned on a horse that looked similar to the mare. have a great time and keep us posted!

Charlotte Vowan-Wiles said...

How wonderful to have the opportunity to be top side on a horse! Rosie looks like she will enjoy it, too. Be sure to bring her lots of carrots. I suspect you'll get the horse riding glow in your eyes once more.
It's been a couple of years since I've been on my horse, pregnancy and young babies have taken that aspect of my life away temporarily.

Happy Trails!!!