It’s been about 2-2.5 weeks since I’ve been on a horse and I have full on withdrawal symptoms. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t been completely without horse interaction, but grooming and hand walking can only get you so far. On the plus side, Spot is ridiculously shiny and well groomed now and I’m think I’m going to practice my braiding skillz next.
So, as of late I’ve been kinda creepin around my barn
to see if anyone needs their horse ridden a day or two during the week or knows of anyone that has a horse/lama/cow (anything with four legs that can carry my weight at this point) that needs to be worked.
I approached one of the boarders that has 3 horses at our barn, and 4-5 more at another location, if I could maybe bum a ride or two on her 3 red headed mares. She was like “oh yeah! I’ll write up a schedule for days you can ride!” so I now have some steeds to ride. I’m excited to ride her horses as they’re quite nice…she is a well known local breeder of Oldenburg and Hanoverians.
I’ve also scheduled a lesson with Nicole’s trainer this Friday! I’d like to start jumping again so this will hopefully get me back in the groove of things. However, I haven’t jumped in probably about 8-10 years so this could be interesting…the funny thing was when I scheduled my lesson the assistant trainer asked, “what height of course are you comfortable going around on?” and I responded, “uhhh…ground poles?” Needless to say, I’ll be doing ground poles for a bit, ha! Should make for an interesting post. 🙂