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?


Monday, January 2, 2017

Nature or nurture in cutting horses

I don't know much about how much of cutting horse behavior is trained, but this horse seems to enjoy it in his spare time!

 


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dressage stretches

I love these dressage stretches at dressageridertraining.com -- the first one really hurts which is GOOD. One of my New Year's resolutions is stretching...