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Horse Camp

This was not a writing camp and has been busy with horses and visiting and seeing the 100-year bloom of wildflowers in the desert. My fingers are itchy. My brain is itchy. This is a place I come to write and I'm not doing that this time. But it was also a time of measurement. How much change has occurred in my body in six months? A fair amount. I can definitely move better after regular yoga. It's not easy to mount or ride Pandora when your body is all locked up. Some of the groundwork we did was for opening up our movements to communicate better with the horses. Walk on the ground with the horse and adjust your stride and see what happens, what the horse does. tcastleb caught that on film. It was in good fun and sometimes you just can't take things too seriously. (I can't? But, but, but...) Sometimes the Oz just needs to loosen up, you know?

From the Ministry of Silly Walks:


Ok, so who knew the horse would do whatever I did? Here I am, trying to goosestep.


She's the best partner for me...makes me all warm and fuzzy-feeling.

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raithen
May. 1st, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
they make a gorgeous pair, don't they :).

and for the record, Oz, I think Pandora is also working on not taking herself too seriously :).
birdhousefrog
May. 1st, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
she and I are so alike. We can be goofy, but we're usually sooooo serious. And we're used to being, well, full-sized. She gave me a nice ride on Friday and I did so much better. So well, in fact, that twice she offered a trot. And I got her slowed back down and said "no, not yet. I'm not ready." Very firmly. Next time, perhaps, after I have another six months or so of yoga.
birdhousefrog
May. 1st, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
So sorry you couldn't make it over to DHF! Next time!
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birdhousefrog
May. 1st, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
thank you, thank you, thank you. (That could have been you, you know.)
ex_triciasu
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Horse bliss. Lovely!
birdhousefrog
May. 1st, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
It was bliss indeed and the desert was spectacular. Desert photos coming up in a blog entry.
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