We just returned from Chamber Music Weekend, and I am rather sore. William, my cousin Jo, and I went to a friend's house, and they had two horses! Jo and I were in our matching pinafores, and William was in his Sabbath pants and shirt, so Jo and I took off our outer pinafores and rode in our night-gown-like under dresses. Mine is long sleeved, and it was a very hot day. So you can understand we all needed a shower BADLY before the concert that night. They let us ride, and, as I am out of shape and haven't ridden in a while, I am very sore. But it was worth it. I used to take lessons, as you may remember, but that was dressage. They rode western, and you need a bit more "umph" in your movements. You don't just squeeze with you knees, you kick into the horses sides, etc. One of the super-duper cool things was I got the horse to trot all by my self!!!! And, another reason I am sore is I didn't post properly.. :(
The Concert Saturday night was wonderful! As was vespers. For vespers the division 2 orchestra played three pieces, the first movement of the Brook Green Suite, Appalachian Sunrise, and Contrasts in E Minor.