Sharon and Sienna

Sharon and Sienna

Social Media Internship

I was fortunate enough to be offered a Social Media Internship with Parelli, which has now turned into a permanent position.
I am excited to be here in Pagosa Springs on this journey and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.

Friday, January 7, 2011

As Light as a Feather!

I didn't realize how long it had been since I wrote my last post. Christmas and New Year has come and gone, and here we are in 2011.

Sienna and I continue to have fun in the snow whenever we can. We started playing with our new 22ft Feather lines. When I drive her with the two 22ft lead ropes, I think there is room for forgiveness, but with the feather lines, it seems to be about how little you have to do to ask a question. It only seems to take a light touch to have a more enhanced level of contact. There was a lot of over-steering on my part at the beginning, but after a while we were in sync and it felt great. You can see some more pictures here.

After our driving session, I climbed up on her bareback and very promptly fell off her for the first time ever..........well I would call it more of a slide :0). We were riding around and something spooked her, now her spooks aren't that big, she just took a leap sideways, but it was enough to start that slide in motion. I remember feeling like it was happening in slow motion and it got to the point where I couldn't save myself, so I swung my arms around her neck and linked my fingers together, then I did this very slow and graceful slide under her neck, at which point my fingers came unlocked and I landed on my butt. Sienna was looking at me as if to say: "how did you end up down there?".
No there are not any pictures, but I wish there were, I would have loved to have captured the look on Sienna's face :0).


  1. I got swept off Cisco s back a few weeks ago by a branch. I was concentrating so hard on what we were doing I didn t see the tree and I had exactly the same experience: I might fall; I m going to fall; I m falling. Next thing I was on my butt and Cisco was looking down at me with a puzzled look on his face!

  2. oooops I think I deleted your last comment by mistake :0(

    I would love to have captured the look on Sienna's face :0)

    I don't have the snaps either, but the lines have a small loop on the end so you can feed them back through each other, they work just as well. The snaps are for convenience.

  3. 11, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    The pictures of Sophie and Milo were great, especially with their little boots ha ha. As for the expression of surprise on Sienna's face I would loved to have seen the expression of disbelief on your face sliding off her back ha ha. I crack up everytime I think about it and could hardly tell Debs because I couldn't stop laughing. Nice one Sharon.

  4. Thanks Mum, it was a first for me, never slid off her before and glad you can have a laugh at my expense. :0) xox