Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Friend- Willow the Mule

I'm riding a HUGE mule named Willow. She was so big I needed help getting on & off of her. Once I was on her, she didn't seem so big. The wranglers chose this mule for me because she is good with kids and anyone who is not used to riding. But someone really needs to invent a padded saddle, cuz my butt still hurts this morning. Not sure how the mule-packers & tour guides can ride everyday....course someone on facebook told me that your butt gets tenderized and toughens up when you ride alot.

Well I can cross the mule-ride off my bucket list now, and I have no desire to do it again. My mule was great but the saddle was not. Not sure how I am going to work today...glad I only have a 1/2 shift today.

Today I woke up to snow outside and some very cold wind...glad I ain't riding a mule today :)

1 comment:

Anna L. Walls said...

Haha When I was a kid, I used to ride all the time, and yeah, right at first you get sore and can barely walk but after a while those muscles get used to doing whatever they do to allow you to sit a horse and it doesn't hurt at all anymore. I actually miss riding, and frequently I think thus-and-so task might be easier to do with a horse than a snowmachine or by hand, but I won't subject a horse to the kind of life it would have to live in order to be in my world.