Meet Thomas

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Meet Thomas

Even though I grew up riding, it’s been a long time since I was in the saddle. Eight years to be exact. I’ve been wanting to get back in to it but never knew where to go until a friend told me about the Helensville Riding School. I had my first lesson and absolutely loved it. Thomas was so placid and well behaved it was easy to concentrate on what I was learning without having to worry about his temperament. In my first lesson I learnt to correct my posture during trotting, better hand control, to move sideways by squeezing Thomas with one leg and to pivot 180° with his front hooves staying in the same spot. I had the best time and have booked another lesson for next week. I can’t wait to update what I’ve learnt each time and I seem to be getting a great leg workout to boot.

What I’m Reading

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What I'm Reading

After “Valley of the Dolls” I thought I’d hang around the same subject matter with my next read. I’m sure David Mamet will provide a slightly different view of what happens behind the scenes in Hollywood. But, there’s only one way to find out…. I’ll get started tonight. There’s a lot of storms and rain forecast for the next week which should help get me though it.