I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

First time riding Pixydust

Today was well. . . not AS cold, so we decided to take the horses over to the outdoor arena! Pixydust has not been ridden for about a month now since she was picked up from the trainer. I was a little nervous around her as well as getting on her and loping around. A few years ago I wouldn't have needed to be so cautious but with the new lungs and all. . . My mother was great as always and rode her for me to warm her up for about 10 minutes. It eased my worries to watch her ride. My saddle also had some work done to make it more comfortable and it made such a difference!

I rode Pixydust for about an hour or so and it was so much fun! It is a pretty good work out due to her being so young and she is not neck reined therefore I had to litterally pull her around and kick her ALOT to get her to lope. My arms and legs are going to be really sore, and I will probably feel like I got hit by a truck when I wake up, but it was an amazing moment that I looked forward to since my transplant. I couldn't ask for a better behaved and willing horse~ I am truly blessed by the Lord.

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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