A year ago in November, I wrote the post "More", discussing where I was with my riding and my horse, the glorious Ms Izzy Mare. I was overmounted, terrified, and not materially improving.
And here I am today with the bestest horse in the whole world, contemplating going to a show next month and jumping around the 3' class.
So here goes:
1. I'm thankful for my awesome husband, who's put up with the whole horse process, from supporting me through the wreck with Izzy to talking me through selling her (again and again and again) to letting me spend time out of town with Mr. Matata and go to learn and show. He's never complained about the whole thing, though I know none of his friends wives do anything remotely as expensive or insane.
2. I'm thankful for my incredible horse who has taught me an unbelievable amount in just the short time we've been together. Despite being one of the saltier creatures I know, he puts up with my quirks and makes me smile every time I see him. In his mind he may be the mean ass bastard, but in my world, he's the perfect dream pony.
|Since the corgi was featured yesterday|
3. I'm thankful for my fuzzy lil' dogs. Their joy is infectious and their vigor impressive. Whether it's a ridiculous training run on a cold morning or a snuggle session while I try to cram in just another few hundred words for NaNo, they are the best.
4. I'm thankful to be employed right now. It's not always fun balancing barn work and a office work, but it pays the bills and I really love what I do in both circles.