Because I just opened my second bottle of Aleve. I rely on it for mobility for two days after one half hour riding lesson. As an older returning rider, there are new places to discover pain and stiffness after you spend some time on the back of a horse, especially one very sweet Quarter Horse/Draft gelding who doesn’t want to move. After some time on his back trying to get him to go forward, I feel the same way. But really, I have got to get better about this both for myself and for any horse I am riding. It’s time to push myself as much as I am pushing them. Besides, I get frustrated feeling “sloppy” in the saddle and know with improved core strength and flexibility; I will be more confident and able to give clearer signals to the horse. It will bring me closer to my mental image of myself as a safe, poised rider, rather than a discombobulated Raggedy Ann. Anything to help coordinate myself through space while perched on someone else’s four legs who weighs half a ton and has its own brain.