I recently took a social media class, because I felt it would be a good thing to be able to connect with others through technical means. This inspired me to continue with this blog, which has been dormant for quite sometime……
What I intend to write about (blog about?) is my own personal journey with my horses and riding. I do not intend in anyway to say that this will be where I showcase fabulous training tips or miraculous advice. This will be my very personal documentation about my experiences. If you have any expectations regarding reading about brilliance, this is not something you will enjoy reading!
With that being said, I will write about my recent experiences with Bob. Yes, Bob is a horse!
I have had Bob for 14 years, and near as the vet could figure, he was 13 when he became my horse. Bob has some real trust issues, and we have had many learning experiences together. He has taught me tons, and I treasure him. And, I decided 3 days ago, that it was time to get him back into some kind of shape. So, I took him for a walk around the perimeter of the farm, enjoying the warm sunshine and just being with him. It takes us about 10 minutes to make it all the way around, so it’s a great start for both of us. ( I need to get in some kind of shape myself after winter.)
The first two days we did one lap, and yesterday, we made it two. After our walks, I let him graze and work on shedding out Bob’s winter coat. Not once in these three days has he tried to bite me! Yes, even after all this time that still happens. I know the grass helps, but being with him with no expectations of performance has been wonderful. This feeling is something I want to carry into all of my work with horses. My background being a dressage crazy, this isn’t always easy for me. I’m getting better at it, though, and Bob likes it!!