"I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted."
March has been hit and miss for me with my horses, but I'm at a time in life where I don't really care. I'm still keeping track of my 100 Day Challenge, but I'm not concerned how fast I get there. I'm enjoying the ride!
I've had to cancel a couple of Leah lessons because the conditions have been wintry--windy and snow/rain mix--and I don't like to trailer a horse who already has issues being in the trailer alone, in bad conditions. I'm blessed to have a trainer who gets this.
We had new neighbors move in two houses down who are going to fix up the old Dairy and start boarding horses there. Years back, a friend and I cleaned up one of the big outbuildings on the Dairy to make it an indoor arena. The new owners are going to build on that work and open up the arena for the public. They're even willing to make gates from our place to theirs. I'm really excited about the possibilities. They're very kind-hearted people.
I did get out on my first ride with friends last week. The horses were fresh--mostly Cowboy, that is. He was jigging for the first five minutes. We rode at James T Slavin Conservation Area. The area in the trees was wet and slick, but the ground exposed to sun was dry and stable. It was a great ride.
Cowboy has started a new thing this year where he does not want to go back to the trailer. He insists--or implores--me to keep going. He'll try to lead me to trails that lead away or past the trailer. He loves that time together, as do I. He is my heart horse through and through, and I owe him big time for the last 13 years he has blessed my life.