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Friday, March 27, 2009

I went RIDING!!!

I finally got to go riding! It was a freezing cold day (no joke) windy and crappy...but thanks to an indoor arena only a few miles from my parent's house, I was able to go riding! I rode my horse, (technically my mom's horse now), Princess~ and had such a good time. I am a little saddle sore, but not too bad. My mom is pretty amazing~ she caught the horses, loaded them in the trailer, saddled them, and after wards put them away without much help from me due to the weather and wind. She didn't want me to take the chance of getting sick! I will try to get some pictures posted in a few days...I will have to get them from my aunt who was there with us. She was the only one that remembered her camera. Hopefully next week after I get a little "un -sore" I will ride again!! It is so wonderful to be able to enjoy my horses again. I can ride with out getting short of breath, wheezing, or hurting everywhere afterwards!! It's a miracle.....and I am so grateful to everyone that helped make it possible~ EVERYONE!

I just want to mention.....The horse I ride is my Make a Wish Pony/Arabian from when I was only 11 years old. My Make a Wish has brought so much joy to my life and made my childhood and adulthood something really special... If you want a really, really great charity to donate money to, Make a Wish is an Amazing and wonderful program! You will truly make a big impact on a sick child's life~ Just wanted to let you know how many great charities and programs there are out there.


Amy said...

I am so totally jealous!!!!! I miss riding so much it hurts! I think that is what I look forward to the most post-tx........

That's so awesome you received a horse for make a wish. And that you still ride her!

At least now hurting all over is a satisfaction from riding and has nothing to do with CF =D


Amy said...

LOL I will be calling on you if I ever get around to scrap-booking!!!!!

Feel free to link my blog...I linked yours hope you don't mind!! =)

Somer Love said...

Yay!!!! I am so glad you got to ride!! I bet it felt great to be on your horse again!

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