Hi! This is a almost copy of my very first post because I thought it would be a good “About” page as well, so I left it mostly intact. Maybe later (if I keep actually writing), I will edit/update this page so it isn’t a total duplicate of that first post. But until then, here you go!
My name is Auntie Chi Chi – well, not really, but it’s what I go by according to my son and my nephews, so it will work here too. I am just entering my mid-thirties, married to a non-horsey guy, I have an almost 10 year old son, and I started riding horses November of 2012. Before that, I had always admired them from afar, but I never had any real experience on, with, or around them until I started taking lessons.
I got into horseback riding because my son expressed an interest in riding, so he could be like Link on Epona (from the Legend of Zelda for you non-gamer folks out there). I figured that this was my chance to try riding! I loved it! My son? Meh – he could take it or leave it. In fact, he’s left it for Taekwondo, but he still very much enjoys coming out to the barn with me to visit the horses, the barn cats and dogs, and to play with the barn owner’s daughter.
In the middle of May, I am part-leasing for the very first time – an awesome pony named Sox. He has been my primary lesson horse for most of the time I have been riding. I have the summer off so I have more time to go riding and when I asked my trainer about it, she suggested I lease Sox. I also figured now would be a good time to get in the habit of documenting my riding. I have read that keeping a journal is a good idea so you can track your progress and whatnot, so here we go.
I plan to write about my lessons, my time riding outside of lessons (when that starts in a few weeks –ooh nervous!), my thoughts on horsey-related things, and I may even link to other things I think are neat. We shall see.