Horseback riding

Teh G�3AT!!1!11   1 vote - 14 %
Teh c00l!   2 votes - 28 %
Teh OK.   1 vote - 14 %
Meh.   1 vote - 14 %
No, thanks.   0 votes - 0 %
Not a chance.   0 votes - 0 %
It's cruel to horses.   0 votes - 0 %
Only with beautiful Finnish girls   2 votes - 28 %
 
7 Total Votes
Next diary on Monday. (enty) by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #1 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 02:30:15 AM EST

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

came up with a sort of trot-bounce by wiredog (6.00 / 2) #2 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 02:31:32 AM EST
It's known as 'posting' and is a common way to deal with the motion of trotting horses when riding english style.

Western style you just deal with getting bounced.

The advantage of english saddles (no pommel/handle) vs western can be seen if the horse decides to stop suddenly, and you don't.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Pony trecking round the Lava fields by TPD (5.00 / 1) #3 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 02:34:07 AM EST
I think we got 2 minutes into the instructors walking us arround the fields before starting the trek proper before SBOH decided that "DEAR GOD the pain of sitting on such a sturdy horse is too great!!"

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
Our instruction took about 12 seconds by BadDoggie (3.00 / 0) #4 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 02:43:00 AM EST
I didn't mention that she also told me to tap his flank lightly with my shoe when trying to giddyup. I did it once... once. The horse made it very clear to me that this was something that Was Not Done.

My arse wasn't sore but my legs were somewhat from sitting so bow-legged and having knee twisted the whole time to keep my feet in the stirrups.

woof.

"Eppur si muove." -- Galileo Galilei
"Nevertheless, it moves."

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Yeah it the bow legged nature that did for her by TPD (3.00 / 0) #5 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 02:53:14 AM EST
probably in conjunction with not the loosest fitting jeans. Considerring we'd forked out up front for a full day trecking not brilliant.

I could have left her there on her own while I did the treck but I got off the horse and did the gentlemanly thing (though to be fair she was the one who really wanted to do the ride in the first place).

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM

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Horses schmorses. by i (6.00 / 1) #6 Thu Aug 26, 2004 at 03:13:49 AM EST
I have an ass driving license. No, really. I'm an official donkey operator.


the church you dont know the name of... by Gremor (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed May 11, 2005 at 10:36:29 AM EST
the church is called "landakots kirkja"

kirkja=church .. just thought this would satisfy your thurst in knowing this... it probably won't although