I've begun taking horseback riding lessons.
I used to ride but was never an especially good rider. The last time I was on a horse was when we vacationed at a Colorado dude ranch in 1997. I've missed it. So I called a stable that's located only about 10 minutes from our house, and the instructor, Kathy, was willing to take me on.
She started me on Levi, a 25-year-old gelding. If Levi's age were to be converted from horse years to human years, we'd be roughly the same age.
Doug went with me recently and took some video. After all, I needed proof!
I hope you'll enjoy these few short video clips.
In the following video clip, apparently bored with what he was doing, Doug decided to do a little newscaster imitation. Just humor him.
After the lesson, Kathy took a carrot to Levi and bribed him to take a bow.
This lesson was in an indoor arena. Kathy does give my lesson in an outdoor arena when the weather is decent. On the day that Doug shot this video, there was a heavy rain falling outside. The sound of the rain on the metal roof of the barn can be heard in Doug's newscaster video.
There's a tee shirt that I've seen advertised on Facebook. It says, "Never Underestimate an Old Woman Who Rides a Horse."
I need one of those.