Well done Sally....
That pendant in your header is beautiful!
She got there in the end..and looks mighty pleased! I was watching a jockey on a spring racing special the other day and they just leap up on their horses and make it look so effortless..I was amazed. Practice, I guess.
The colors in these photos are just beautiful. What a great backdrop! She has a determined streak, that one.
Ouch.......that makes my knee hurt just looking at those......but then youth has it's advantages ;)
Bravo! I remember only too well my first day of riding...That saddle seem to be high...I was 29, the last one on...Everyone was so patient...And they all seemed to be betwixt 6 and 15!Thanks for sharing Fiona! You have a lovely family!Blessings to all,
I'm glad she had a patient horse - it does look rather a high climb. Looks like your ranch could do with a mounting block!
I think it is a great help to not have to heave a huge weight up there, like I would have to!
What a great set of photos and Sal's little smile of triumph at the end is cute. Mare
I should take pics of Georgie getting on, who is shorter in the leg than sally with a taller horse. Georgie can just about turn herself inside out so can get the foot in the stirrup and then hauls the rest of herself up via the stirrup leather and anything else that comes to hand. lucky for quiet horses - I have advised it is far easier to find a post or mounting block of some sort!
Love it! These pics remind me of when I worked at a trail riding place and would occasionally take out one of the clydies or shires. Even at 5'9, trying to mount a 17 or 18hh animal takes a bit of effort! (And that was when I was a thin teen - no way I could do it these days!)
How well I remember those days. You put your youngsters on such big mounts in Australia - over here in England they start off on little 11hh ponies and work their way up.
What a great set of pictures!