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SkeletonButterfly Thu 10-Jan-13 20:52:10

Catpuss I wish I could! If that was an option I would snap it up grin

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Thu 10-Jan-13 20:04:58

The best way to cure those aches and pains are to go out and get on a horse again tomorrow. It's like magic. They just disappear!

SkeletonButterfly Thu 10-Jan-13 13:52:02

Thank you! Am in Oxfordshre so would like to think that it shouldn't be too difficult! grin

Georgia1982 Thu 10-Jan-13 11:45:34

I found that loads of people are looking for a sharer near me so should be easy enough to find one! Good luck!

SkeletonButterfly Thu 10-Jan-13 10:29:50

I had a wonderful time! I seriously love riding.
Am booked in again for another hour next Wednesday, but after that will be more sporadic as I can't afford to spend £50+ a week on lessons! So looking at 30mins every 2 weeks (my quitting smoking money) ongoing. Am hoping in the next few months to locate an owner who needs a sharer - so I can up my hours in the saddle and also refresh my general horsey knowledge.
It's always been my main passion - I very nearly chucked in my degree to move to an eventing yard as a groom grin but did the sensible thing (boring)
My ideal world sees me living in at a yard but DS has put a short sharp stop to that!
I will look into Pilates, am feeling it in my core and my shoulders today!

50BalesOfHay Thu 10-Jan-13 09:27:08

Lots of riding is the best way to get fit, but hores care also helps to tone you up. Pilates is the best non-horsey way of getting the core muscles sorted, and when they're strong then your seat is better, then everything else doesn't work as hard. But time in the saddle is key really. Did you have a lovely time? Are you booked in again?

SkeletonButterfly Wed 09-Jan-13 23:21:08

Had my first lesson today in several 10 years.


I don't think I am going to be able to get out of bed tomorrow!

My seat bones are very tender, the tops of my thighs are chafed and that's before the aches kick in!

I think I was too ambitious going for a full hour lesson - but I did gain a bucketload of confidence that my seat hasn't left me completely! grin

How do you lovely ladies keep 'riding fit'? Any tips on how I can improve my fitness specifically towards riding?

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