Deep breath. Here goes "ammy horse ownership, round 347".
The current plan is that I'll just create time in my schedule to ride 3x a week.
Yes by magic.
JK. I'm working with a supportive SO and a constant level of high-functioning anxiety, coupled with a lucky break about not having to travel for work as much lately.
We're finding a new normal.
I picked three days a week to make an appearance.
I have a fantastic barn buddy who can meet me out there more often than not to help motivate both of us.
Seriously guys. This mare. If I had any other horse right now, I'd just admit the timing in life is bad right now and I can't do it all, but she's the once in a lifetime sort of horse that literally makes everything easy, so here we are.
|oh hi jumping position. cool you're still around.|
Fun fact: I actually rode better than expected.
|lil baby mare starting to grow up|
That's not to say it was great, but more that I was pleasantly surprised by my ability to stay balanced and hold my position and ride accurately based on a decent baseline level of fitness, even though said fitness is not from riding horses.
It's all a work in progress.
I literally couldn't be getting through it with a better mare and hey, any day that ends like this:
Really can't be all bad.
My phone is full of horse pictures again.