I am completely poopt after going down the stables this morning! My friend Joy had to go and muck out so I went with her and two girls who wanted to ride.
I ended up leading this pony the girls wanted to ride while they rode. It only got naughty when you tried to get on, so I suggested that they put it in a corner of the yard so it couldn't turn around.
I remember my first pony Crackers (!) turned around and around and then nipped my butt when I launched myself into the saddle!! I had to use the whip to keep him off!
I don't personally like whips but just to ward a horse off with isn't so terrible.
I also managed to get kicked by one of the girls as she dismounted OUCH! It was fun to be involved with horses again albeit only briefly.
I need a rest now after walked up and down the road and then the field!! I hope to go again at some point as it really built my confidence, there is something else I know about other than writing and that's great!