Here in the Midwest it is toasty 40 degrees out and so pretty much everyone is out riding. Except for me….between O pony being a bit footsore (suspected from being an idiot in the field) for our lesson Monday, quickly followed by a very, very sick husband I’ve ridden once this week. Pony was back on board to ride but personal things, and a massive work load keep interfering with my ride times.
So what do you all do when you can’t ride and it’s no fault of your horse? Do you ask a friend to ride? Let them munch hay and practice being a lawn ornament? What do you think?
I sent out a pleading “Hi Trainer, anyone (legit) around the barn to ride my pony?” text yesterday after needing to go home instead of the barn. Of course I would never do this with just anyone, my trainer is great, and I know she would never put anyone on my horse who would put her in any harm. Now I can feel a bit of jealousy cropping up because it is really nice outside, but the bottom line is I need to be able to be available for my family as well.
Balancing life can be complicated. And I’m whining—— time to stop.
Perks=Farrier is coming in the next few days to get O’s tootsies trimmed up before we head to a local horse show a week from Sunday. Fingers crossed this “nice” weather sticks around for the show!