Remember my last blog, I was a little hesitant and apprehensive about getting back on my horse after my fall in October. The weekend was awesome, my daughter was home from Saskatoon for the weekend. Although the conditions were somewhat icy, she was going to ride in the arena for a little bit. I brought my gelding Blue in just to hang out with him and before I knew it, I said, I'm going to ride with you. Saddled him up and Sherry walked him down to the pasture for me as the road was quite slippery. My stomach was just churning and I thought for sure I was going to be sick. Angela offered to get on Blue for me first and he was just awesome. So I grabbed the reins, took hold of the saddle horn and stepped up into the stirrup. this is no small feat. Blue is close to 16 hnds and I am fairly short and with my back I wasn't sure I'd be able to make. One try and I was up. He took two steps and I knew I was back, although Angela did remind me to breath. It felt fantastic. It's like I was never gone, it all came back and Blue was so good. We rode around the pasture and then headed down the road. Was out a total of 20 minutes, and if the conditions were better I probably would of gone longer. It's probably best that I didn't. I thank my daughter Angela and my best friend for standing by me and helping me to overcome my apprehention. And of Course my boy BLUE. He is the kind of horse that you can depend on and trust fully and I know that I can put anybody on him and he knows just how to be with everyone. I don't think I'll finish the training on my 4 year old Peps. Angela has offered to work this summer and possibly take her to school with her in the fall to get some miles and hours on her. She too is a sweat heart and I'm sure with time I will feel as comfortable on her as I do Blue.
Self-care and celebrations
5 weeks ago