Last night Jess's owner, R., and I rode together, as we usually do now on Tuesday evenings.
Well, sort of. She didn't actually ride. The horses were all a little bit up, and she lunged and lunged while looking for an opportunity to get on. It never came, and she left without having ridden.
Riding with someone more scared than I am makes me feel like a pro.
That might not be the nicest thing to say, but I do like feeling proud of myself for having ridden when someone else is letting their fear keep them from it. To be fair, though, last night was rough. Each and every horse in the indoor arena during the time I was in there acted bananas at some point or another. They've all got some serious cabin fever, after two weeks of snow and cold and snow and cold. And I do understand where she's coming from, because once upon a time, I was scared too (although maybe not ever that scared).
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