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.
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!