Virtual Media, Or Lack Thereof

Training Journal

If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.


Awareness of the outside world. Sally. Too much rain here. Not enough there. Ugh.

The ride is virtual. The lack of media is real.

I have been dropping the ball on photos of our virtual ride.

New phone, old clip-on. No problem.

Rubber bands to the rescue.

Casing blocks camera lens. No problem.

Push clip out of the way before taking pic.

Return phone to belt loop.


Because the set-up is a kludge, I need two hands to put it back on my belt. As soon as I take my hand off the reins, Rodney goes walkabout. Mind you, we are talking about reins that are lying on his neck. Taking my hand off the reins makes no material difference to the guidance of the horse. It’s as if he can tell when my attention is not 100% where it should be, i.e. on him. Even a simple check of our mileage has us wandering back & forth.

So I don’t bother. It’s not like the visuals are exciting. Look! The pasture! Look! Other side of pasture! And again! And again!

Virtual Tevis [Archives]

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horses

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