Friday, February 26, 2016

Ride #3: Progress!

Yesterday I rode Panama again, for our third ride this year (and our third ride after our long break).  It was a good ride and I was very pleased!  No pictures today, though.

We rode with a friend, and Pan was very excited to be riding with another horse, especially this particular horse -- they are both playful horses, and they very much wanted to play.  Panama was good though, and held it together.

We did much the same as our other rides, just walked and trotted.  I'm still holding off cantering until I feel he's a little stronger.  I noticed some improvements this time though, and it gives me hope that both of us will improve quickly if I can keep up the frequent rides.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Riding my horses again

I've been through a lot of changes so far this year, most of which I've mostly only hinted at.  But here's the big announcement, for those of you who don't follow my writing blog: I just went through a divorce.

No, don't say you're sorry.  I'm not.  It was the right decision and I knew it all along.

One of the irreconcilable reasons was that he wasn't doing things with me.  He was slowly removing himself from all the parts of my life that were important to me, and one of those parts was, of course, horses.

Ironically, since we separated back in 2014 I have had much less time to ride, since I've been working more and supporting my horses myself.  Since the divorce ended and I started freelancing full-time again, though, I'm hoping I'll have more time to ride in the coming months.  Panama and I are both royally out of shape!

Today was actually ride #2 for the new year, and #1 was just a couple days ago, on Sunday.
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