Cleaned all the tack, rolled all the polos, and picked up the things we weren't using anymore.
clean pads stacked where the jump saddle used to go
Tidied up the tack trunk.
I even recruited Lindsey to come out and take some last minute back-to-school photos.
I can't be at the barn for all our trainer rides, which I think is better--I trust my trainer and I want her to get to know C without me hovering or coloring her experience (well, sometimes) (and possibly I'm stalking my phone for an update). I'm also trying to use my (gasp!) barn-less days to do some personal development. I restarted pilates and my making some hopefully-sustainable life cahnges to allow me to be a better rider for Courage.
We're in the cool place of needing training rides not because Courage is wild and crazy and hard to deal with, but because he's doing awesome and ready to move on. Really excited to see where this phase takes us.