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Tongue Twisters

Today, Luc licked my ear – and my neck, and my back, and my head. He even left a lovely streak of green slime across my boobs, something that has become a regular occurrence (he is male after all!). I’ve come to terms with the fact that if I’m ...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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The Epic Struggle

This week I did perhaps the most difficult thing I’ve done since I started back riding. It took every ounce of my confidence, but I pulled it off. Or rather, pulled them on. That’s right, the most difficult thing I’ve done to date has nothing t...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Wet and Wild

It took a monumental effort on my part, but I refrained from jumping Luc this week. Instead, I continued my streak of doing small amounts of work without stirrups. And I added in some more two-point work. It sucked. It really, really sucked. Not my p...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Up and Over

I think I did something bad this week, but it felt oh so good, so I’m having a little trouble feeling guilty about it. You see, today I decided to just pop Luc over a tinny, tiny x-rail that was set up in the sand ring. Plop would be the better way...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Another Year Older

I am now not the only one who’s another year older. Luc officially turned 10, and still seems as full of life as the day he was born. This year for his birthday, I decided my gift to him is going to be me getting in better shape so that it’s easi...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Sweet Freedom!

The sun was shining, a warm breeze was blowing and Luc was his happy relaxed self. This week’s ride was the best one yet, and all I did was walk! I arrived at the barn to find Luc waiting for me at the gate, and for once he actually looked relative...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Outside at Last!

After days and days of rain, the sun finally made an appearance just in time for me to have my first ride outside. The rain broke just as I arrived at the barn, and started back up again right after I left. I’d love to say the few bright minutes of...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Luc’s love is fickle and totally dependant on when the last time you fed him a treat was. But I’ve always felt I was a little more special to him than just the average carrot-wielding human. After all, I have known him since the day he was born. ...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Bringing Out the Big Guns

I’ve now been back in the saddle for more than a month, and while I feel like I’m getting a little stronger every ride, Luc likes to remind me that I still have a long way to go before I’m back in fighting form. This week he really kept me humb...

By: Rusty Stirrup

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Definitely Not Any Wiser

It would seem that I was right last week when I mentioned that while I may be older, I’m not really any wiser. This week I did something I haven’t done since my early teenage years. I made the very poor decision to ride even though I was injured....

By: Rusty Stirrup