It's been a weird year. I used to be such a compulsive, 5-7 days a week, all-horses-all-the-time sort of person.
I'm ok with that about myself.
|she's not exactly suffering|
except from a lack of cwd boots
we fixed that problem
0/10 recommend on the process, but 10/10 on the outcome.
I have never ridden less.
I have never understood more.
We tried a couple lease situations and found out that while for me, Zoe is the Best Horse Ever (tm), she's not into sharing. I dropped her out of training and found out that while training is nice (and fitness is not a thing she holds on her own), life is a thing we can do together without professional help.
|also sunset shots ftw|
My focus has changed--instead of my emotional health every day hinging on whether a caged flight animal performs to my subjective expectations, I take a step back. I can love my horse and be ok if we have bad days.
|or if our day is "play king of the mountain" on new footing|
If we don't lesson.
If things aren't perfect.
|pats for the best mare|
She's the nicest horse I've ever owned.
I do less with her than any horse I've ever had.
|awww baby mare <3|
Here's to good babies who make you smile. Enjoy the peace! :-)ReplyDelete
I’m so happy for you :) I’ve been discovering some of the same things with my quiet horse year this year and it’s been good for me. I’m glad for the update and really happy that you’re doing well.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely post. So happy for you. Glad you are finding balance and happiness.ReplyDelete
So lovely! and I am very happy for you.ReplyDelete
I think this is my favorite post of yours ever. What a journey you've been through since I started reading this blog. So happy that you're happy <3ReplyDelete
Being happy is the most important, whatever that means to you. I'm so glad you're in a good place, even if the road to it was not fun.ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear this, and I hope that you continue to find peace in the process.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful place to be :)ReplyDelete
Glad you are doing well and Zoe is just being Zoe per normal :)ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the tone of this post. Seeing your grinning face on social media has made me so happy lately. I am thrilled for you, and thrilled that the nicest horse you've ever owned has coincided with the time period where you can most enjoy her (and find balance). So incredible happy for you on every level. I do miss your constant gorgeous photos though.ReplyDelete