Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Horse Riding: Lesson #1

I went to Bukit Tinggi a few weeks ago. Amara and I wanted to go for horse riding, i mean, that was our main thing. So we went there, and took a half an hour ride...


The handler i was assigned to, taught me a few tricks here and there, on how to hold the reigns, how to stir left and right, how to be in control (i failed this one...the horse couldn't care less), and so, the interest on learning to horse ride was born....

Actually, i adored horses ages ago. I was a huge fan of Xena: The Warrior Princess. Xena had a horse named Argp, and when Xena and Gabriel gallop to save the world, i find them cool. Plus, Argo the horse had his (her? not sure) own character... 


So, Amara (my crazy buddy) and I went to search for a horse riding school nearby and after searching and asking and blablabla, finally, we got into Selangor Turf Club.... The torture begins...

The instructor/coach that i was assigned to is Zainal. Chuckles....reminds me of cohort 4 zainal. Anyhow...first lesson was supposed to be a riding lesson. But it was raining, so we did horse management instead... I met a horse name Jimmy Choo.

First Lesson

How to manage a horse (basic)
First, clean the front hooves...
Me: Die die die die die die die die die die die die~~~
Coach: Do it like this..this.(demonstrate)
Me: die die die die die die die die~~~~
Coach: you try...
Me: Die die die die die [take the pick-cum-brush and cleaned] cool...(wide smile) Done!!
Coach: Now, try to clean the back hooves too. Touch the horse, tell him you're going behind him...no sudden movement, don't want him to kick you...
Me: DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!!!...


Secondly, rub of the fur....get rid of the old fur...
Coach: (rubs the horse with rubber grooming gloves) you are not allergic to anything are you?
Me: Uh..cats and dust...
Coach: Horses? (gave the glove to me for me to try).
Me: We shall see..(groom horse)...nope, not allergic. :D (big smile)


Thirdly, brush the fur off with a brush...(looks like the brush of a drain brush) ...
Me: [Brush~~~brush~~~brush] 
Coach: Okay..nice..see, he's all shiny...i love when horses are shiny. They look nice and cool.. (shiny eyes)
Me: (in head)

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Next, walk the horse...
Coach: Now, walk the horse...don't look at him. Just look where you're going...
Me: okay...(look at horse)
Coach: Stop looking at the horse...
Me:Okay!
Coach: Show who's boss...be in control
Me: (horse pulls me to the grass...) in control my ass...

Well, that was just the gist of lesson one... he made me memorize the saddle equipment... i had problems with "Breastplate", so when i look at the breastplate, i think of bra and boobs... Voila.! BREASTplate!!!

I also had problems with the name "stirrup"...i heard.."stilts"..hehe..(too much Rumpelstiltskin) I had to read the diagram to know the correct name.

Anyhow, that's lesson 1. :D



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