A fellow blogger, Nuzzling Muzzles, posted an interesting question today on her blog (http://nuzzlingmuzzles.blogspot.com/). She asked whether horseback riding has an age limit. Hmmmm.... I don't really think so. I think if one is in good physical shape, you should be able to ride as long as you want. I remember the tribute to the lady in her 80's who was still riding. Now, my cousin Valerie rides every day. Cathy, the ranch owner, not only rides, but mucks corrals daily! I think if you are physically active, you just continue that activity. Hmmm...something for me to think about. I've been pretty INactive, due to my back injury last August. I do get out and walk. I do chase third graders around the playground! I do exercise and lunge the horses, but I haven't ridden one yet. I'm hoping to get on Quad and ride him. He is very calm and he seems to like to walk! And, he's already trained! My plan was always to keep our horses for their full lives. Our children (and my cousin) know my wishes should anything happen to me. The horses WILL be taken care of and will have homes. But, Nuzz sure gave me a lot to think about on this Saturday morning! And, speaking of working out, did you know that Santa Anita race track has a workout webcam? Here's the addy: http://www.oaktreeracing.com/content/workout-webcam I'm watching it on and off right now! It is active from 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Pacific time. After that, the track is closed and the horses are back in their stalls.
Enjoy your Saturday. Here are just some random pics of our horses during their training! Yes, that's my Beauty on the bottom! Can you believe it? And that's Cali and Scout getting some of their early training.