Sunday, January 2, 2011
I haven't been able to do anything with the horses aside from visit over the fence or a little bit of brushing with a lot of help from Shane since the beginning of August. Lately I had been starting to feel like maybe I just wouldn't get back on them again. There's a lot going on in my life and a lot of new opportunities opening up, somehow I thought maybe I could do it without horses. After all, grad school is going to take a lot of time and energy.
Well, yesterday (with Shane's help) I removed blankets, brushed, picked feet and handwalked them both outside their pasture for a bit. Just that little bit of independence made me want to saddle up and take off badly. I think better or more clearly I suppose, when I'm riding and I felt just a bit of that while playing with them. I'll figure out how this grad school thing will work, and maybe it will mean I have to leave them for a couple years. But obviously horses will continue to be part of my life.
I'm looking forward getting back to training Sati again. We have miles and miles to explore!