Last night I went to the barn with only one intention…To have fun!
Monday as a whole kind of kicked my butt. Woke up late, work was insane, I screwed up, my eye doctor was evil, and so on. My husband was great, and told me to whatever I needed to detox from this day. When I said the barn, I think he was secretly glad since he wasn’t within striking distance there.
Anyway, after our rather difficult rides this weekend, and constant reminders from my trainer that I still need to have positive mental rides, last night was just what I needed. I put on O’s new bonnet, even if there was literally no one there to see it except me. We warmed up, I stayed as straight as I could, we cantered a lot, I tried very hard to sink into my saddle and not hunch through my back. However, the biggest focus was just to ride.
My horse was happy, I was happy, I was reasonably straight and I got some great transitions. Big pats for the horse, and I felt that all was right again in the world. Sometimes we get so wrapped around the 9000 things we have to remember that we forget how to enjoy riding.
O was plenty sweaty so her and I just hung around while she dried. She was extra cuddly and sweet.
My saddle is craving this stuff! Equestrian at Hart’s Giveaway for Higher Standards Soap is ending soon!