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By Maddy Butcher
If the bike had attitude, weighed 1,100 pounds, startled at sudden movements and loud noises, then
-- Riding for the first time every spring
be just like climbing back on that bike.
Every spring, we hop back in the saddle and head into the Perfect Storm of fresh horse, unfit body, and a greater public who hasn’t seen a horse on the road since…well, sometime before deer season.
A doctor once told me he saw the most motorcycle-related injuries on that first warm day of spring. The same could be said for equine-related injuries.
My first ride was relatively uneventful. But even with my calm and collected horse, we needed to revisit those obstacles (traffic, flags, dogs, ATVs, etc.) and learn again that we’d live through them.
View Reader Comments:
That was awesome!!! Thanks! And what a great horse you have!
Maddy, You always crack me up. I can't stop laughing....You excel in the video dept.
Whoa...I'm impressed! Those charging chickens were frightening!!!
Maine Horse Community
Too cool Maddy! Keep up the good work!!!!
So true - you are so funny!
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