What Next?

Wellllllllllll, alright game plan time.  

Since the husband and I made the decision to not pursue buying this year, I’m living the quiet riding lifestyle.  I’m stealing rides on some lovely beasts who reside at the barn and reading everyone else’s blogs to fill in my horse quota.  I’m kind of in a holding pattern until I can either find a new lease, or stumble upon a similar situation for my lessons.  I have great faith that something will come wandering by, but in the meantime I have been soaking up the extra quality time with family and friends.


So it looks as if I am going to rock out as life as a lesson kid again.  I’m sad to not be riding as much as I was with Dee, but it still feels good to be riding period.  That’s what I need to focus on.

My first real lesson as a free agent was this past week, and I was so pleasantly surprised!  I always worry that since I had been riding the same horse for a long time, that I’d struggle with a new mount.  Well, my trainer must have a sense of humor because she put me on a 17hh+ red giraffe masquading as a thoroughbred.  He is long, bouncy and jumps quiet and flat.  So essentially the only thing he has in common with Dee is his species.  Ha!  But I had a blast.  And by the end I figured out how to steer again and we had some nice moments.  Not sure he’ll be a permentant fixture in my life (he has a lesser), but I was very glad for the ride.  


I’m the worst at photos. Here’s the giraffe feasting after our ride.  

This week everything will settle into my new normal, lessons midweek and hopefully a borrowed ride during the weekends when they are available.  It’s going to be good.  

BUTttttttttt if anyone knows of a magical unicorn who wants to be leased by yours truly-just let me know!  

 

11 thoughts on “What Next?

  1. Ha I like that your trainer can switch it up for you in ways that are still fun and interesting! Crossing my fingers that something intriguing makes itself available soon!!

  2. I’m glad you’re continuing to ride and lesson, even if it’s a bit more of a challenge right now. Good things come to those who wait and have faith ❤

  3. I’m in the same boat and while it’s hard not having something consistent, it is fun riding lots of different horses. It really helped me learn what I like, and what I want. Have fun!

  4. I hope that you find something to lease soon! Even when Leo is sound/in work, I still try to ride different horses as much as I can; I find that it really helps me grow as a rider, and it definitely keeps things interesting! (:

  5. I’m sure the right lease horse will show up soon! You have such a good attitude about fitting riding into your life 🙂 I hope I can juggle as well when my husband and I have kids.

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