Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blanket bling, 2017

Thanks Jeffers Equine for this great Metallic Trellis blanket for under $55 and $67 (lightweight and midweight, respectively). See their other metallic products. While I don't know this for a fact the blanket may have been manufactured by Weathabeeta as it is almost identical in fit and form, same double buckle in front, etc. 

It looks nice on Ri, a chestnut but on a gray or black horse? WOW. I have not been compensated for this recommendation and brag.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Forward is the way to think

Well, sure it is! And it is fun to see this young woman struggling with my own struggle. Riley, who really can be very forward, is very sensitive to being nagged, and boy, if you nag, he'll let you do all the work. 

The trainer here is Laura Graves and I like the way she worked with this pair. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stretching update: Der torture continues

Hi all,

So I am still stretching. Bob, who was stiffer than I was 3-4 years ago, started stretching religiously to alleviate knee pain, and... Well, he is now far more flexible than I.  He gave me some of his stretches, plus I am following this regimen. I do not know this Aussie lady but she does a nice job with her videos.

Notice that it says "beginner," but I am really struggling.  I do what I can and feel the benefits, but it is not the picture of grace!
  • I can't hold "down dog" for very long, maybe a minute or two at most. My shoulder strength is lacking. The sequence she starts at 3:45 I just cannot do straight through. 
  • I can't do the three legged dog at 4:59 either. My leg just feels like lead.
  • The entire sequence makes me realize how collapsed I am across the shoulders. 
Soldiering on! You yoga-doers, especially those of you over fifty -- does it start getting easier soon?