Amy's diary | Respond to this comment
Comment : Re: what kind of horse is fred?
Posted by amy on Tue 3:48pm 2 April 2002
Hi Rick! Fred is a five-gaited saddlebred gelding.
I really hope you don't discourage her too much. I regret the break, but it was my use of a bucket as a mounting block that caused my woes. Fred was an utter gentleman. Gentle horse. Whatever.
Riding a horse with NO gear is daunting! I remember seeing a team of women riders who rode that way, including jumping, and I've always admired them for their control. I suppose it depends on the horse and its training.
Another thing that you may point out, is that the leg might not have broken if I was wearing proper boots, and I certainly wouldn't have been in such a hideous situation if there was someone there WITH me.