I Have a Confession to Make
by PonyUP! Kentucky blogger Kendra Loring
This is hard to admit, but I almost feel embarrassed to get on a horse here. I am surrounded by fantastic, Olympic level equestrians and I don’t want to look like a fool riding around the ranch. I know it’s my own insecurity at work here and it may sound silly to some. I haven’t ridden on a regular basis for almost 20 years. I am certain that my body has not forgotten how, because I have ridden as much as possible over the last few years. It’s a family tradition to go horse-back riding on our birthdays and vacation, like Napa Valley through a vineyard and over the beaches of Florida.
All the horses here at the ranch are in training or for sale, so I don’t want to jump on the back of one and ruin it. The short cold winter days, the snow, rain and mud have all impaired my ability to ride my bike regularly. So I am desperately in need of an exercise outlet. One beautiful day, I was invited to go fox hunting with the boss’s hunt club. It was quite the adventure, wandering through the canyons and arroyos of central New Mexico. I felt more confident after that long afternoon ride!